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.
“A garbage organization that protects harassers.” Trump’s popularity and agenda falter, Senate Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch, and Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly get away with sexual harassment. Then, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to explain what people can do to fight climate change.
There’s No Stopping Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Dr. Katharine Hayhoe studies climate change for one very simple reason, it affects people. Her work as a Climate Scientist has landed her as Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Politico’s 50 and now Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders. And the Climate Scientist isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Katharine Hayhoe is a Texan, an evangelical Christian, and a climate scientist. She’s on a mission to convince skeptics, many of whom share her faith, that climate change is not a liberal hoax. “Global Weirding,” a PBS-produced web series that Hayhoe hosts, addresses everything from climate science to the Bible, arguing among other things that… Read More
Special guest speaker Dr. Katharine Heyhoe addresses one of the most threatening issues of our time on Sunday, January 8, 2017
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
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
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: One thing President-elect Donald Trump has been pretty clear about this campaign season is that he wants to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. He called the agency a disgrace and has put a leading climate change skeptic in charge of his EPA transition team. To get some perspective, we called up Katharine Hayhoe. She’s an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She’s also a devout Christian and has spent her life outside of her research convincing fellow conservative Christians that climate change is real.
When I asked Katharine Hayhoe how Donald Trump’s presidency would affect climate policy, she said she wasn’t terribly worried because if you look at the headway that’s been made in clean energy solutions, much of it, she says, hasn’t come from federal programs.
GSB: As a climate change communicator myself—I give the Climate Reality Project slide shows, basically an updated version of Al Gore’s slide show from “An Inconvenient Truth”—to community groups of all types, this “what to do about it” piece is the hardest, especially with skeptical audiences… So how did you handle it? KH:I found that… Read More
Dear President elect, I’m a climate scientist. Thanks to decades and even centuries of careful research, we know climate is changing, we’re responsible, and the impacts are serious. I’ve helped write U.S. national climate assessments that document how climate change is affecting the country’s water, its energy, ecosystems, infrastructure, and even people’s health. This thing… Read More