In this excerpt from the Birth the New Earth series of online visionary dialogues (, Dr. Michael Mann urges us to consider the urgency of the climate crisis we face and how we must not only acknowledge and address this, but we must take it a step farther and realize we must find a way to live sustainably on this planet.

Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor & Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He has received numerous awards including the Tyler Prize in 2019 and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2020. He has authored more than 200 publications, and five books.

Participating in this conversation, with the theme Rising from the Ashes: Climate Science & Good Fire, are Victor Steffensen, Michael Mann, Kylie Harris and Catherine G. Lucas.

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