Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist, and an endowed professor and director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She is a lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessment and works with cities and states around North America, to help them figure out what climate change means for us in the places where we live.

She is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor at Texas Tech University and serves as climate ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance. Katharine hosts and produces the PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding, and has received several recognitions, from making the TIME 100 list to being named United Nations Champion of the Earth in Science and Innovation.

As a world-class climate scientist and a Christian, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe may defy some stereotypes about the politics of religion and science. But defying stereotypes invites inquiry, which can lead to communication, even learning. It creates opportunity for thinking deeply about, and aligning, what we value and what we do. Climate change is a huge issue, and it’s one where our engagement is critical. That’s why her work is so fascinating: in part because it’s about climate change–but even more, because it’s about us.

Books in order of publication:

A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions – 2009

Climate Courage: How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide – 2020

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World – 2021

Downscaling Techniques for High-Resolution Climate Projections: From Global Change to Local Impacts – 2021

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