COSAM News Articles 2019 November “Faith, Climate, and Our Culture in the U.S.” A talk by Katherine Hayhoe

“Faith, Climate, and Our Culture in the U.S.” A talk by Katherine Hayhoe

Published: 11/13/2019

By: Anthony Hall

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change, one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. But Katharine may be best-known to many people because of how she’s bridging the broad, deep gap between scientists and Christians — work she does in part because she’s a Christian herself. She’s been named by Christianity Today as one of their 50 Women to Watch and currently hosts the PBS digital series, Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion. She will be presenting her talk: “Faith, Climate, and Our Culture in the U.S.” for the 2020 Sustainability Speaker Series at 7:00 PM on February 6, 2020.


Due to her remarkable communications skills, Katharine has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, and FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders. 

Katharine has served as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also serves on advisory committees for a broad range of organizations including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Earth Science Women’s Network, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Katharine is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois. You can learn more about Katharine on her webpage, Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Scientist. 

The 2020 Sustainability Speaker Series is co-organized by the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Geosciences with support from the College of Agriculture and Academic Sustainability Programs.

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