Public Lecture: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University Climate Research Center

DateJanuary 24, 2013Time7:00 - 8:00 pm
LocationBSB D110
DescriptionClimate Change: A Christian Perspective

Climate change is one of the most hotly debated scientific issues of today. But, is the evidence solid? Are proposed solutions viable? And why should any of us even care, if we live in Texas? Join Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science behind global warming and highlights the key role our Christian faith and values play in shaping our attitudes and actions on this crucial topic.

Dr. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change, one of the most pressing issues facing the planet today. An expert reviewer for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, her life's work has been dedicated to discovering and communicating the realities of a changing climate to those who will be affected most by it.

She is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Her work has resulted in over 50 peer-reviewed publications and many key reports including the recently-released draft 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Together with her husband, pastor and author Andrew Farley, she wrote "A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions", a book that untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Her work as a climate change evangelist has been featured in a media ranging from PBS to Christianity Today, which in 2012 named her as one of their "50 Women to Watch."

Katharine has a B.Sc. in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois.
PublisherDepartment of Geology
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