Michael E. Mann quotes

  • Public discourse has been polluted now for decades by corporate-funded disinformation - not just with climate change but with a host of health, environmental and societal threats. The implications for the planet are grim.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Environmental #Climate #Host

  • Bring down Mike Mann and we can bring down the IPCC, they reckoned. It is a classic technique for the deniers movement, I have discovered, and I don't mean only those who reject the idea of global warming but those who insist that smoking doesn't cause cancer or that industrial pollution isn't linked to acid rain.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Cancer #Rain #Mean

  • The trouble is that the hockey stick graph become an icon and deniers reckoned if they could smash the icon, the whole concept of global warming would be destroyed with it.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Hockey #Icons #Sticks

  • Keith's [Briffa] series...differs in large part in exactly the opposite direction that Phil's [Jones] does from ours. This is the problem we all picked up on (everyone in the room at IPCC was in agreement that this was a problem and a potential distraction/detraction from the reasonably consensus viewpoint we'd like to show w/ the Jones et al and Mann et al series).
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Agreement #Opposites #Doe

  • In the draft plan, we're looking at recycling 20 percent of our garbage by 2010.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Garbage #Recycling #Plans

  • We dont invent our natures. Theyre issued to us along with our lungs, our pancreas and everything else.
    -- Michael E. Mann


  • Although scientific revolutions in how we see the world do occur, the bulk of our scientific understanding comes from the cumulative impact of numerous incremental studies that together paint an increasingly coherent picture of how nature works.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Impact #Understanding #Together

  • There is no bird flu in commercial stocks.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Bird #Flu

  • I was interested in variations in temperatures of the oceans over the past millennium. But there are no records of these changes so I had to find proxy measures: coral growth, ice cores and tree rings.
    -- Michael E. Mann

    #Ocean #Past #Ice

  • I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.

  • Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.

  • The planet's biggest problems have to do with sustainability, environmental decline, global poverty, disease, conflict and so forth. Really, they're all interconnected - it's one big problem, which is that the way we're doing things can't go on.

  • Eating is an environmental act.

  • [D]id you really expect fairness on the environmental issue? For a swathe of reporters, this is not a matter of empirical reporting; it's a matter of faith. Bush cannot be pro-environment because he's Bush.

  • Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution [to climate change]

  • Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.

  • I wish we could grow up about it, I'm sure we are contributing to global warming, and we must do all we can to reduce that, but our climate has always changed. The Romans had vineyards in Yorkshire. We're all on this bandwagon of 'Ban the 4x4 in Fulham'. Why didn't we have global warming during the Industrial Revolution? In those days you couldn't have seen across the street for all the carbon emissions and the crap coming out of the chimneys.

  • ...the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia apparently cherry-picked Russian climate data.

  • We have received no single argument in favour of this document except political pressure. No link has been established between carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. No other objective facts have been presented in recent time. The IPCC's reports in 1990 and 1995 show it clearly.