Dr. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center at Penn State. His research focuses on climate change. He was selected by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002, was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the EGU in 2012 and the National Conservation Achievement Award of the NWF in 2013.
He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. In 2014, he received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education.
He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He has authored more than 200 publications, and several books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012. He recently co-authored The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy with Tom Toles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post.