Climatologist and Geophysicist
Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons From Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis
“[Mann] shows us how we can take the bold steps we must all take together to win the battle to save this planet.” – Greta Thunberg
With more than two decades on the front lines of climate science and policy, Michael E. Mann has become one of our best known and most valuable science communicators. Through six books, including his latest, Our Fragile Moment, Mann explains what the research means, how we should live and what we should demand of our leaders. Using Earth’s long climate history to frame the problems that we face today, Mann combines urgency with agency, encouraging people to appreciate the gravity of the unfolding climate crisis while emboldening us to act before it truly does become too late.
Launching UCSB's Campus Decarbonization Study Project as part of the Task Force for a Fossil-free UC. UCSB currently has the lowest carbon intensity of any UC campus, and is making plans to reduce its remaining CO2 emissions by 90% (relative to a 2019 baseline). Committee co-chairs: Academic Senate Chair Susannah Scott and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Design, Facilities & Safety Services Renée Bahl.
Presented in association with the following UCSB partners: Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Chancellor's Task Force on Sustainability, College of Engineering, College of Letters & Science, Decarbonization Study Project Committee, Environmental Studies Program, Institute for Energy Efficiency, Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Environmental Justice, Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Sustainability, and the departments of Earth Science and Political Science