Scott Mandia

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Scott A. Mandia is professor of Earth and space sciences and assistant chair of the Physical Sciences Department[1] at Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, New York, USA. He has been teaching introductory meteorology and climatology courses for 22 years. He received his M.S. – Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990 and his B.S. – Meteorology from University of Lowell in 1987. In 1997, he won the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.[2]

Climate science communication[edit]


Mandia is very active in advocacy that takes the position that climate change, specifically global warming, is a threat to contemporary human habitats.[3] To this end, he maintains a website titled "Global Warming: Man or Myth?",[4] included at the "Start Here" tab of[5] Mandia also writes about climate change and politics at his blog.[6]

Climate Science Rapid Response Team matchmaker service[edit]

Mandia is a co-founder and matchmaker of the Climate Science Rapid Response Team, matching media and government individuals who have climate questions, to working climate scientists with the expertise to answer them.[7]


In addition to climate change, Mandia has written on the subject of Long Island hurricanes. especially the New England Hurricane of 1938, known locally as the "Long Island Express"[8] and prognostication on the future vulnerability of Long Island to hurricanes.[9]

Learning modules for college students[edit]

Mandia has also published a series of weather and climate learning modules titled Investigations in Atmospheric Sciences[10] that are geared toward non-science major college students.


In July, 2010, Mandia was threatened with a libel lawsuit[11] by Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, a vocal climate change skeptic. As of June 2014, none had been filed.


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