Following climate news can mean taking note of a regular stream of indicators: when carbon dioxide levels pass various thresholds, record temperatures, record low levels of Arctic sea ice. But does noting such milestones keep the public engaged, or does it just raise anxiety levels or fade into a sea of data? Climate scientists differ… Read More
Katharine Hayhoe and George Marshall, two of the world’s most brilliant climate communicators, explore what truly engages us as human beings, why values are more effective than graphs, and why we all need to get talking, and keep talking, about climate change.
Katharine Hayhoe, Professor with the Department of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, discusses climate change. — Visit The City of Calgary’s website: http://www.calgary.ca Subscribe to The City of Calgary’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1lg0ACm The City of Calgary — working together to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community.
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evangelical Christian, says she gets slammed every day on social media for her contributions to establishing that climate change is human-made. But on Monday, she was welcomed with applause at a United Nations-backed climate summit in the capital of Canada’s western province of Alberta, where polls show that climate… Read More
Like the best science communicators, Hayhoe does not hold anything back when it comes to the details of models and hypotheses. In a recent CNN interview, she was asked about the role of climate change in forming the hurricane trifecta that struck the US and Caribbean last year: Irma, Harvey, and Maria. Hayhoe explained that… Read More
Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been pumping increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas. Researchers at the Mauna Loa Observatory, perched on the side of a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, have measured atmospheric levels of this greenhouse gas since 1958. That first year,… Read More
Fareed Zakaria asks climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe how climate change has affected extreme weather like hurricanes, and what can be done to mitigate it.
Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – and forgetting – since the dawn of time: how much we all have to lose when climate and weather disasters strike. The risks we face from disasters depend on three… Read More