Date Archives 2019

Q&A with Commonsense Media

Q: You’re a scientist and researcher and a skilled communicator (a rare and wonderful combination). You spend a good deal of time on the latter, particularly as it relates to the science of climate change. Why do you think it’s still so difficult for some people to grasp the reality of the changes in the… Read More

Six myths canadians believe about climate change

Climate change can seem like a far-off distant problem. The reality, though, is that climate change is affecting us today. It’s doing this by taking many of the risks we already face naturally—floods and storms, heat and drought—and supersizing or exacerbating them. And the more carbon we produce, the more dangerous the effects will be… Read More

What Recent Destructive Cyclones Tell Us About Climate

A cyclone hit Southern Africa and a “bomb cyclone” hit Nebraska causing massive flooding. NPR’s Michel Martin talks to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about the climate implications of these events MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We just heard from people who are dealing with the damage from cyclones in Nebraska and Mozambique. Now, those locations bore the… Read More

Evangelical source changes evangelical minds on climate

Around one-quarter of Americans identify as evangelical Christians and a majority of this group reject man-made global warming. Now a study shows that being presented with clear factual information endorsed by a trusted – evangelical – source can change the minds of climate sceptics. That source was Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech… Read More

An Open Letter Endorsing the Global School Strike for Climate

More than 240 scientists have already signed a document supporting students around the world in their demand for bold action to make sure the world they grow up in is livable. What follows is the text of an open letter by the climate scientists Peter Kalmus, Kate Marvel, Michael Mann, Katharine Hayhoe and Kim Cobb,… Read More

University of leeds named a room after me!

The names of leading climate change influencers, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and diplomat Christiana Figueres, are to be given to meeting rooms in the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. The two were announced on International Women’s Day (8 March 2019) after members of the Centre submitted nominations for women that… Read More

TRUST THE SCIENCE – MY ESSAY for O magazine

Climate change is happening. It’s supercharging hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, heat waves, and rain. It’s heating the oceans and melting the giant ice sheets that anchor our poles, increasing coastal flood risk. Wherever we live on this earth, global warming is affecting us—yes, us; climate change doesn’t matter just to future generations or to people in… Read More

what it’s like to write the US national climate assessment: my personal story

“The BBC is calling,” read the text message that woke me. It was 7:30am and normally I’d be doing the school run by then. But it was the first week in August, and we were on vacation at the lake. “I guess I could talk to them,” I thought; and without stopping to boil the… Read More