The Manichean Mann. Review of ‘The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet’

Mann, M.E. (2021) The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet. New York: Public Affairs.

Michael Mann has been in the climate wars for well over a decade now. As he reminds us frequently in this new book, he has been in the crosshairs of his enemies, has fought off the attack dogs, and carries the scars of battle. Even the environmentalist Bill McKibben’s promotional puff for the book valorizes Mann in terms of his “scars from the climate wars.” The military framing of climate change long predates Mann’s involvement, but it certainly is a framing he has done much to promote through his blogs, tweets, and general persona-at-large in public discourse.

Read the full review here, in Issues in Science and Technology, 37(3), 88-90 (2021)