Katharine Hayhoe Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and Political Science Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Public Law, Texas Tech University
Talk Title:"Environmental Ethics Right Now: Individual, Collective, Local, and Global Actions That Matter"
Monday, March 14, 5:30pm: Virtual Only
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Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now.
Her research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to understand what climate change means for people and the natural environment. She is also known for working to bridge the gap between science and religion, a practice informed by her Christian faith. To this end, she discusses climate change through the lens of scripture and focuses on the benefits of collective action to mitigate the effects of climate change. In 2009, she co-authored a book called "A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions," which outlines the ways in which climate science reflects conservative Christian beliefs. Hayhoe hosts the PBS digital series, "Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion."
Hayhoe's scholarship includes more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, co-authorship on reports for the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Academy of Sciences. Her most recent book, "Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World," will be released in September of 2021.
Hayhoe's TED talk, "The Most Important Thing You Can do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It" has nearly 4 million views. She has received accolades for her ability as a communicator, including American Geophysical Union's climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, and the United Nations Champions of the Earth in the science and innovation category.
Hayhoe earned a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois.