‘Hockey stick’ scientist talks about the ‘New Climate War’

Categories: Big picture
Published on: January 31, 2021

CBC News / Bob McDonald / 29 January 2021

Climate scientist Michael Mann is possibly best known for the iconic “hockey stick” graph published in 1998 that showed the steep rise in planetary temperatures.

He was also one of the targets of a massive email hack dubbed “Climategate” aimed at discrediting climate scientists.

As a result of all this he gained an intimate knowledge of the strategies of those who are attempting to resist climate action — climate change deniers, and those trying to derail the political and social changes necessary to fight climate change.

Recently he’s started seeing those strategies shift. In his new book, The New Climate War, he lays out what he’s seeing, and what he thinks we need to do to preserve our planet. He spoke with Bob McDonald about his new book.