My Letter To Michael E. Mann

Ray Katz
3 min readNov 27, 2023

Getting help from experts. It’s all part of the plan to save the habitability of the Earth for everyone and their children.

Dr. Michael E. Mann (image from Wikipedia)

Dr. Michael E. Mann is one of the world’s leading climate scientists. For the last few years, he’s turned his attention to climate communications. He works to debunk the nonsense used to distort climate science. The fossil fuel industry and its insane supporters are doing everything they can to ensure that profits are maximized — and the Earth destroyed.

We’ve started a movement dedicated to mobilize the moral force of ordinary people everywhere, and use Gandhian tactics to overwhelm leaders, force the stabilization of the climate and ensure a better future for humans and all the species that share the Earth with us. Towards that end, I’ve written a letter to Dr. Mann which I will be mailing today.

Yes, I’m sending an actual letter — not an email — because I believe that a physical letter has a better chance of being noticed and read.

Here’s the text — minus my contact information and a few other details that I’d rather not publish here.

November 27, 2023

Dear Dr. Mann:

I believe you are the most important voice speaking about the climate crisis in the world today. In fact, I believe that you and your climate scientist colleagues shouldn’t be mere advisors to governments on climate policy. Climate scientists — people with the knowledge and ability and, I would add, integrity to deal with the crisis — should be running policy.

There are many of us who want climate scientists in charge of addressing this crisis. We have a demand:

We demand an immediate worldwide emergency program, led by climate scientists, to end fossil fuels, end climate abuse and repair our planet.

We are aware that leaders in business and government everywhere have failed catastrophically on the most critical issue of our time, and that the future and wellbeing of everyone’s children is in great danger if their failed leadership is allowed to continue. We understand that, in response to Dr. James Hansen’s historic 1988 warning, leaders have chosen to do the opposite of what’s required. They have sharply increased fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions — with the…

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Ray Katz

Internet pioneer. But I’m most interested in stabilizing the Earth’s climate and promoting our common humanity. WeAreSaners.org