Since the time of Galileo, science and faith have been framed as two opposing, or at best, non-overlapping systems. Skepticism about the effects of climate change-exhibited by many Christians in the U.S.-perpetuates this perceived warfare between science and religion.
Around one-quarter of Americans identify as evangelical Christians and a majority of this group reject man-made global warming. Now a study shows that being presented with clear factual information endorsed by a trusted – evangelical – source can change the minds of climate sceptics. That source was Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech… 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.
A thermometer isn’t Democratic or Republican. It doesn’t give us a different number depending on how we vote. And climate change isn’t a liberal or conservative issue. It is a human issue. We care about a changing climate because it affects every single one of us who share this planet—the only home we have. That’s… Read More
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe describes evangelicals as “those who take the Bible’s teachings seriously.” Those teachings include caring for those who are less fortunate and for our planet. Hayhoe is a Texas Tech Professor and recipient of the 2018 Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.
At Grace Capital City in Washington D.C., Chris and Jessica Moerman are working to educate their congregation about how climate science and faith can coexist.
This week Katharine Hayhoe joins GCC for a special message. Katharine is an atmospheric scientist, church planter, and author and we are honored to have her with us.
An Evangelical for Climate Science: We Need to Talk About It More – Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien From Florence to Michael, it’s already been a deadly hurricane season and it’s expected to get worse. Climate experts project a 300% increase in destructive hurricanes by the end of the century and they link this… Read More
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe speaks on how she is trying to change the perception that science and faith are opposing forces. She also discuss the new documentary film series ‘Let Science Speak.’
An Evangelist for Climate Science: Five Questions for Katharine Hayhoe F or the atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, climate change advocacy is literally an article of faith. An evangelical Christian, she travels the country speaking to community groups, many of them faith-based, about the perils of human-caused global warming. As she told Politico in 2015, “I… Read More