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Scott Mandia
Works at Suffolk County Community College
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Teach Intro Weather and Intro Climate Change courses to mostly non-science majors
Can distill complex climate science concepts into everyday metaphors
  • Suffolk County Community College
    Professor/Asst. Chair, 1991 - present
College Professor - Climate Change Communicator

I am a meteorology professor at Suffolk County Community College and have been teaching for 26 years (four of those at Pennsylvania State University).

The science is clear to me and to most experts in the various fields associated with climate science:  Humans are causing most of the observed global warming in the past several decades and, if we continue emitting heat-trapping GHGs such as carbon dioxide under a "business as usual" scenario, it will become increasingly difficult and costly to adapt to the changes that are likely to occur.

As a parent of two small children, I do not wish to see them nor their children grow up in a world where billions of people may suffer due to the ignorance of those before them.  After reading Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum's book Unscientific America it dawned on me that the message from the scientific experts was not reaching the masses.  It has become a central mission in my life to bring the science from the journals into the hands of the general public.  For this reason, I co-founded the Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT) with Drs. John Abraham and Ray Weymann. CSRRT is a match-making service between top scientists and members of the media and office holders and their staffs from various levels of government.

Scientific research has brought us amazing advancements in technology, medicine, and in our basic understanding of the planet. Over the last twenty years, a small handful of politically-motivated think tanks and legal foundations, because they disliked certain scientific findings, have taken legal action against scientific institutions and individual scientists. In recent years, the legal attacks have intensified, especially against climate scientists. For this reason, I co-founded (along with Joshua Wolfe) the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund to protect the scientific endeavor.

In case you are wondering, I am a registered Independent.

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Climate of intimidation: "Frontiers" blunder on "Recursive Fury".

After the recent events in the saga of the paper titled "Recursive Fury" by Lewandowsky et al., I am stating my disappointment by resigning

Tail Risk vs. Alarmism, by Kerry Emanuel

The American Association for the Advancement of Science just published a statement on climate risk (

Worst Weather Ever | National Geographic Channel

Scientists are in a race against time to discover what effect the warming world is having on our weather, which is getting wilder and weirde

FiveThirtyEight’s science writer accused of misrepresenting the data on ...

Climate scientists are not pleased with Nate Silver's new hire

Fabricating Climate Doom: looking at Jim Steele’s fraud

Fabricating Climate Doom: Jim Steele’s Butterfly Effect I frequent an obscure on-line chat-room called SkepticForum and recently one Jim Ste

Approving Keystone XL could be the biggest mistake of Obama's presidency

Michael Mann: A State Department report fails to take into account the full climate impacts of Keystone XL. Who is Obama protecting?

The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy - AGU Blogosphere

So you are having a great time at the AGU Fall Meeting. You are meeting science colleagues from around the world, you are seeing cutting edg

In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

The oil sands industry has brought good jobs to villages such as Fort Chipewyan. But cancer and environmental fears abound.

Climate change is real and denial is not about the science

[...] the climate system is definitely warming. [...] humans are now a dominant driver of the climate and are very likely to be responsible

Magical climate contrarian thinking debunked by real science

Dana Nuccitelli: A new paper by Nuccitelli, Abraham, Benestad, and Mandia explains why global warming isn't just a magical 'recovery'

The 5 stages of climate denial are on display ahead of the IPCC report

Dana Nuccitelli: Climate contrarians appear to be running damage control in the media before the next IPCC report is published

Climate Change: Evangelical Scientists Say Limbaugh Wrong, Faith and Sci...

Rush Limbaugh doesn't think we exist. In other words that evangelical scientists cannot subscribe to the evidence of global warming

For some climate scientists, speaking out is a moral obligation

John Abraham and Andrew Dessler: As human beings, climate scientists have a vested interest in getting the policy on climate change right

At one Army base, a vision for a new shade of green

EL PASO — The endless desert that makes up Ft. Bliss looks a lot like places where the United States fought its recent wars or where it migh

Heartland Institute wastes real scientists' time – yet again

Wouldn't it be nice to live in a world where armchair experts gave up fighting over whether climate change is occurring?

A Bigger, Badder Climate "Hockey Stick"

New research takes the deepest dive ever into historic climate records—and comes up still blaming humans for recent warming.

Stewart’s nitpicking on climate change just boosts the risk

As a Republican and a former climate change doubter, I can understand Republican Rep. Chris Stewart’s reluctance to commit to strong action.

Senate Delivers a Devastating Blow to the Integrity of the Scientific Pr...

Senate Delivers a Devastating Blow to the Integrity of the Scientific Process at the National Science Foundation.

WWU faculty find overwhelming scientific evidence to support global warm...

On March 26, 2013, a long-retired faculty member of our department, Don Easterbrook, presented his opinions on human-caused global climate c

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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The décor is beautiful. If eating inside you are surrounded by rich wood and interesting antique pieces. We ate outside and it was also beautiful. Small table for two by a little pond with tiki torches - very romantic. But this is about food, right? 5 stars for everything we ordered. Began with two apps: crab cakes and shrimp and grits. The crab cakes were resting on a bed of cucumbers and were slightly seared on the outside. A nice crunch met the mouth at first followed by a sweet moistness inside. Superb. The shrimp and grits were my favorite. Four large shrimp resting on a large helping of the creamiest grits I have ever tasted. I then had the heirloom tomato salad. If you have never had an heirloom tomato you have never had a tomato! Superb salad. For entrees my wife had a salad with seared ahi tuna and I had the 10 oz. marinated flat iron steak cooked rare. Her tuna was to die for. Large slices of ahi that melted in the mouth. My steak was cooked perfectly. Was worried about marinate making the steak begin at medium rare but I was pleased the steak was indeed rare. Sat on a bed of red skin smashed potatoes. Yummy! We were going to leave for desert elsewhere and Rory, the manager, sent us a complimentary ice box cake that was pure evil in the best possible way. Great craft beer selection because Rory is a beer aficionado like myself so you will always get a great rotating selection. My wife had Bombay Sapphire gin and tonics and they were excellent. Price was very reasonable. $130 for two apps, a salad, two entrees, and four drinks (my craft beers were 23oz. for $9). It would be very hard to beat the quality of this food at that price anywhere. Finally, the service was impeccable and pleasant. Just the right amount of attention as to be warm but not intrusive. Think I like this place?
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Have been coming here for years. Very fresh fish and always something unique on the special board. Ken and his crew are artists. The best sashimi and special rolls in the area. Whenever we try sushi anywhere else, Benten is used as the benchmark.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
4 reviews
We order 18 whole grain bagels every 10 days from here because they are easily the best tasting bagels we have ever eaten. Service is always great and the price is right. Not sure why the other two reviewers were so negative. When we have visitors we give them Brooklyn bagels and they love them. 100% 5 star bagels!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago