Dr. Michael E. Mann is a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. He is also director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media (PCSSM). Mann is the author of several books including one that is the top five best-selling climate science books of all time and two others that are in the top one hundred.
Speaking at The Conference
9:30 – 10:30 | September 7, 2023
Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth’s Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis
Michael Mann, Keynote Speaker, World-Renowned Author, Climate Scientist & Communicator
For the vast majority of its 4.54 billion years, Earth has proven it can manage just fine without human beings. Then came the first proto-humans. What was it that made this benevolent moment possible? Climate. But the conditions that allow humans to live on this earth are fragile, incredibly so. There’s a relatively narrow envelope of climate variability within which human civilization remains viable. And our survival depends on conditions remaining within that range. Dr Michael E. Mann, science communicator, book author and Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will arm conference attendees with the knowledge necessary to appreciate the gravity of the unfolding wicked problem of the climate crisis, while emboldening them to act before it’s too late.