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Katharine Hayhoe      

Atmospheric Scientist, Professor of Political Science & Director of Climate Science Center at Texas Tech, Lead Scientist with The Nature Conservancy

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award, the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, the Sierra Club’s Distinguished Service award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders and the United Nations Champion of the Earth in Science and Innovation.

Her writing has appeared in a broad range of outlets including the New York Times, Wired, O Magazine, and Chatelaine. Her TED talk, “The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it” has nearly 4 million views and her most recent book is “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” published by Simon & Schuster.

Hayhoe has served as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also hosts and produces the PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding, and serves on advisory committees for a broad range of organizations including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Earth Science Women’s Network, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Hayhoe serves as Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and she is also a Paul W. Horn Distinguished Professor and the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Colgate University and Victoria University at the University of Toronto.

Speech Topics

Talking Climate Change with Christians

The Bible never mentions climate change - yet from Genesis to Revelation, its full of instruction and guidance of how we are to care for and protect this unique home God has given us and those who share it with us. How is fossil fuel use and climate change affecting Gods creation? If we view the Earth as Gods gift to us, what does it mean to be a good steward of that gift? And if we truly believe we are called to love others as we've been loved by God, what should our perspective be on climate action and climate justice?

Climate Change: Fact or Fiction?

Climate change is one of the most hotly debated scientific issues of today. But, is the evidence solid? Are proposed solutions viable? And why would any of us even care? Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science behind global warming and highlights the key role our values play in shaping our attitudes and actions on this crucial topic.

Climate Science: What’s New?

Human emissions of greenhouse gases now overwhelm the influence of natural drivers on Earth's climate. How will our energy choices and resulting emissions affect temperature and precipitation, extreme events, sea level rise and more, over this century and beyond? What are the implications for meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement and avoiding dangerous change? And what about the potential for surprise, as we push the climate system harder and faster than any time in human history? Join Katharine as she highlights key results and new science from the Fourth U. S. National Climate Assessment, and lays out how climate change is affecting regions and sectors across the U. S.


Reflections on Climate Change on the Anniversary of Super Storm ...
Ferguson cites, plus Katharine Hayhoe and James Hansen, none of whom is a hurricane specialist), they also included nonscientists (Al Gore, Joe Romm, Bill ...
Katharine Hayhoe - Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
Katharine Hayhoe is Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University. She recently co-wrote a book with her husband about climate ...
Climate Change: Evangelical Scientists Say Limbaugh Wrong, Faith ...
By Katharine Hayhoe and Thomas Ackerman, CP Op-Ed Contributors. August 31, 2013|9:55 am. Rush Limbaugh doesn't think we exist. In other words that ...

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