Dr. Mann is Distinguished Professor at Penn State University. He was selected by Scientific American as one of fifty leading visionaries in in 2002 for his work on climate change. He contributed to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He made Bloomberg News’ list of fifty most influential people in 2013. He received the Friend of the Planet Award from NCSE in 2014. He is Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, and AAAS, and has authored more than 180 publications, and two books including Dire Predictions and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.