Category Communication

WHEN FACTS ARE NOT ENOUGH: SCIENCE EDITORIAL

Science is based on a shared respect for the scientific method—the principle that, by gathering and analyzing data and information, scientists and others can draw conclusions that are robust and generalizable across cultures and ideologies. Scientists furthermore assume that disagreements can be resolved by more facts. So when people object to the reality of climate… Read More

HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE: A LIFESCHOOL PODCAST

Global warming: it’s one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. But we’ve all found ourselves asking…

  • It’s freezing outside—where’s global warming now?
  • The climate is always changing—how do we know this isn’t just a cycle?
  • Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won’t end that way?

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, listen to Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evangelical Christian, who absolutely blew Caesar and Heath’s mind on this topic with her grace and wisdom. This will change you!

LISTEN HERE.

Talking Climate in Alberta with Katharine Hayhoe & George Marshall

Talking Climate in Alberta with Katharine Hayhoe & George Marshall: Calgary Climate Symposium

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.

Surprising ways to talk about climate change

When it comes to climate change, there are plenty of great conversations to have with people about all the great stuff that’s happening and how we can join in. But remember, you want to talk about solutions that will make people feel like the better versions of themselves—more pragmatic, more competitive, more innovative, maybe even more fiscally conservative! Read my interview with Sierra Magazine here.

A climate scientist talks—respectfully—to climate-change skeptics

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that most people don’t really have a problem with the science or even the theology of climate change. I know that there are lots of scientific sounding objections: “it’s just a natural cycle,” or “scientists don’t know enough yet,” or “those models are always wrong.” I… Read More

Scientists Can Connect with Skeptics over Shared Risks of Climate Change

It is a scientist’s worst nightmare — that the facts are not enough to be convincing. But climate change skeptics are not “blank slates” who can be swayed to accept the facts of climate change with more education or different religious leanings, said Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist from Texas Tech University, in a plenary… Read More

Women in STEM: Katharine Hayhoe

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

The Christian climate professor bridging the gap between science and faith

Hayhoe’s ability to bridge faith and science has made her one of the country’s most effective communicators when it comes to climate change. She gives scripture-based lectures to church groups and religious organizations that focus on the positive benefits of collective action—water for farmers, food for the poor, moral values for churchgoers—instead of bleak facts… Read More