NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on his selection to receive the 2018 Public Engagement with Science Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in recognition of his "tireless efforts to communicate the science of climate change to the media, public[,] and policymakers." He will receive the award during the AAAS's annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on February 17, 2018.
Nominating Mann for the award, Susan Hassol, director of the non-profit science and outreach project Climate Communication, wrote, "Mann has done more to engage with the public on science than most active scientist-communicators do in an entire career," according to a press release from the AAAS. Hassol added, "There is no scientist reaching greater numbers of people with such depth of communication as Michael Mann."
Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. His latest book, coauthored with Tom Toles, is The Madhouse Effect (Columbia University Press, 2016). A member of NCSE's Advisory Council, he received NCSE's Friend of the Planet Award in 2014.