The earth is warming rapidly and humans are to blame, but the Trump administration is determined to deny that basic science and delay policy changes that might cap rising temperatures. Professor Mike Mann is one of the world’s foremost experts on climate science and climate policy. Vanity Fair has dubbed him the “Jon Snow of Climate Change,“ for his tireless efforts to warn the public about the encroaching ice zombies climate threat. Dr. Mann joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to talk about climate policy in the era of Trump, the challenges of communicating complex scientific ideas, and more.
“A Tweet Is a Direct Order,” by Phillip Carter for Slate, July 2017