Back in January we drove out to Penn State to photograph climate scientist Michael Mann for Scientific American magazine. His name may not be immediately familiar, but his science and his findings are incredibly well known. Famous for his “hockey stick” model of climate change, a graph that visualizes the very recent and very high spike in the temperature on earth. Mann was also a victim of the 2009 “Climategate” hacking scandal in which climate change deniers attempted to discredit climate scientists and their findings worldwide.
You might remember this behind the scenes shot from a weekly wrap up blog post a few months ago, we’re happy we can finally show the shots we took!
We also photographed Mann in his office – his home base for when he’s not traveling and speaking about his work, which you can read more of in his book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.
Michael was even willing to let us up on the roof of the science building with him for our last shot of the day, where we photographed him with (ironically enough) Penn State’s power plant in the background.
And of course I got caught in front of the lens while setting up one of or shots – lucky me.