Category Communication

Lessons in communicating climate change, from a scientist and Evangelical Christian

Katharine Hayhoe hails from Toronto. Growing up in Canada, she never doubted the reality of climate change. When she entered graduate school to study atmospheric science, she could never have guessed that she would eventually land in Texas—where, by this count, just over half the population accepts that humans are causing global warming. (Nationally, that… Read More

Scientists who become targets: Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose commitment to climate communication and public outreach has made her a prime target of anti-science groups. Climate foes bothered Hayhoe for many years, but the personal attacks against her were amplified after an incident involving Georgia politician Newt Gingrich. In 2007, Gingrich — at the time a Republican presidential… Read More

How to talk about climate change: ‘Share from the heart and then the head’

“It was a complete breakthrough for me to realize that sharing from the heart, which is the opposite of what we’re taught to do as scientists, was the way for me to connect with people,” Katharine Hayhoe tells us in this episode of the Mongabay Newscast. “And then, after that connection, share from the head… 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

People already care about climate change – the trick is getting them to realize it

One brisk morning in March, two years ago, I found myself at a bustling diner in Salt Lake City sitting across the table from Steven Amstrup. Lanky and affable, he was eating a plate of fried eggs cooked just the way he liked them: with smashed yolks, as if they’d been “stomped on.” We were… Read More

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

Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders of 2017

Katharine Hayhoe Director, Climate Science Center, TexasTech Many lament that, in these politically charged and contentious times, Americans can’t even agree on science anymore. Indeed, attitudes toward climate change-whether, despite the abundance of evidence, it really exists-have widened with the nation’s polarization.

One Incredibly Simple Thing You Can Do About Climate Change

What’s one of the most important things we can do about climate change? Talk about it. Seventy-two percent of people in the US are cautious, concerned, or alarmed about climate change, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication’s Six Americas survey. Yet so few of us talk to our friends and family about… Read More