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talking climate in wisconsin: my WPR interview

Prominent climate change scientist Katharine Hayhoe paid a visit to Wisconsin on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll talk to her about the intersection of faith and climate change, and the state of global action on the issue.

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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

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

talking climate on the cbs morning show

Katharine Hayhoe on why we need to talk about climate change to fight it

In our Ideas That Matter partnership with TED, we highlight individuals and ideas shaping our world. This time we’re taking a closer look at climate change. The latest government climate assessment warns that by 2050, heavier rainfall in the Midwest could prompt increased flooding along major waterways like the Mississippi River.

My climate reddit AMA with Melville House

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe joined us today for a Reddit AMA. We’ve compiled some of the best questions and answers below. Exactly how disheartening is it to be a climate scientist during this administration and what measures can we, as a population, take to make progress on climate policy change in spite of it? It is… Read More

talking climate with kqed

Over the weekend, the Midwest and eastern U.S. were finally released from the grip of an icy air mass known as the “Polar Vortex.” Tens of millions of Americans experienced life-threatening cold that set record lows across the region. A guy on The Weather Channel shattered a frozen cup of coffee using a banana; reporters… Read More

fact-checking the administration’s response to the national climate assessment

Trump’s Comments on Climate Change Report Debunked by Scientist Who Wrote It Image: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration A scientist and author of the 1,600-page climate change report quietly released last Friday is debunking claims made by President Donald Trump who declared he’d “read some of” the report before saying, “I don’t believe it.”