Category Science

The Climate Risks We Face

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

three texas scientists on hurricane harvey

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

i was an exxon-funded scientist

ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own scientists doing its own climate modeling as far back… Read More

Meet the Canadian behind the frank U.S. climate report

A Canadian scientist who helped author the exhaustive draft report on climate change awaiting approval from U.S. President Donald Trumps’ administration says Canada is on the right path implementing a national carbon tax. The U.S. report, written by scientists from 13 federal agencies, concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate… Read More

Thermometers are nonpartisan

We talk with world-famous climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about overcoming the divide, why facts alone are not enough, and how her evangelical faith inspires her work. Katharine has been called the best climate communicator of our generation and was recently recognized by Time and Fortune Magazine as one of the world’s most important leaders.

No Place Like Home is hosted by Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner, and produced, edited and mixed by Zach Mack

There Must Be More Productive Ways To Talk About Climate Change

With the White House threatening to pull out of the Paris accord, environmentalists are speaking up more strongly than ever about the need for policies that help reduce the effects of climate change. This is getting personal. When Scott Pruitt was tapped to leave the Environmental Protection Agency he was labeled a climate denier, and… Read More

Climate science – It’s a lot older than you think!

One of the biggest myths about climate science – a myth that has been deliberately fostered, for decades — is that we just don’t know that much, yet. The field is still in its infancy, people argue, and a lot more is needed before coming to consensus. After all, aren’t scientists always changing their minds?… Read More

The response to climate change comes from the heart

Every day seems to bring startling new headlines about climate change. From climate refugees and out of control wildfires to record flooding and warnings of global water shortages, its impacts are here, now, and serious. The science is clear that climate is changing. It’s not just a matter of thermometers or satellites. Around the world,… Read More

Texting for Climate at Earth Day Texas

Earth Day Texas: Texting for Climate Action With Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

April 23, 2016 By: Pierce Nahigyan What words do you think of when you think of global warming? That was the first question Planet Expert and Associate Professor at Texas Tech Katharine Hayhoe asked an audience of teenagers on Friday morning. She then asked them to pull out their cell phones and text their answers.