We often hear about the huge problems involving climate change: melting glaciers, rising sea levels, plus intensifying hurricanes, tornadoes, and other weather patterns. But what can we do about these problems, and not feel so powerless against them?
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: 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
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
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.
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
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
Jon Nese interviews Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
The 4th National Climate Assessment November 26, 2018 Featuring Katharine Hayhoe, Director of Texas Tech Climate Science Center
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist who assisted government agencies in publishing a report predicting devastating damages from climate change, said she in no way benefited financially from helping to write it.