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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 the Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, a Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law within the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Before June 2021, Hayhoe served as the co-director of the Climate Center, an interdisciplinary hub boasting a roster of over 50 faculty associates hailing from various colleges across the university. Additionally, she was the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research.

Hayhoe is an accomplished author, writing "Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World," which was released in 2021.

Her extensive research portfolio centers on the development and application of high-resolution climate projections to assess the future implications of climate change on both human society and the natural environment. She actively collaborates with cities, states, non-profit organizations, and federal agencies, working to bridge the divide between climate science and practical, on-the-ground planning. Hayhoe's contributions extend to a catalog of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, with her notable role as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessments. Furthermore, she has taken on the role of writer and host for the PBS Digital Series, "Global Weirding."

Hayhoe is recognized as an Oxfam America Sister of the Planet and a United Nations Champion of the Earth. She presently chairs the Earth Science Women's Network Advisory Council and also plays a pivotal role in the TED Countdown initiative, the American Geophysical Union's Climate Communications Prize Committee, the National Center for Atmospheric Research Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture Committee, the science advisory board for the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University, the Editorial Committee of Texas Tech University Press, the scientific council for Engie, the international advisory board for the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and the advisory board for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

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.

News


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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