EarthTalks: Michael Mann to discuss COP26 and the path to net zero emissions

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — World leaders and diplomats from nearly 200 countries attended the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, to set new targets for reducing global emissions of greenhouse gas. Penn State attendee Michael E. Mann, a distinguished professor of atmospheric science, will share his impressions of which efforts have worked and which have not, as well as his thoughts on the best path forward to net zero emissions, at a conference at 4 p.m. Monday. January 10. The conference will take place via Zoom.

Mann is an internationally recognized leader in the field of climate science and the author of several books on climate change. His most recent book, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet”, was a finalist for the Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year and named one of the 15 best books on science and environment of 2021 by The Times.

Mann’s talk is part of the Spring 2022 EESI EarthTalks series, “Energy and Climate Policy, Part 2: Strategies for Getting to Net Zero.” The series is presented by Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Editor’s note: The seminar was originally planned as a hybrid event but will now take place remotely.

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