Texas Tech climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe is well-known for her skills as a climate science communicator and educator. Search the internet for her name and you’ll get abundant results, many… Read More
Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist. And she’s a Christian. You may have noticed that climate change is not a topic that is often brought into the church because it… Read More
Enjoy the smoke this summer? Get used to it. Wildfires around Alaska will get bigger and more frequent as climate change triggers higher temperatures and dries out the forests. A raging spruce bark beetle infestation, speeded by dried-out trees and warmer summers, has also infected half a million acres spruce forest, much of it in Southcentral Alaska.
Katharine Hayhoe often encounters people in the US and Canada who still regard climate change as an issue best left for the distant future. “That it affects future generations, not me, it affects others but not me, it affects people who live over there, but not me,” she said.
A climate scientist and dedicated AGU member is recognized for her extraordinary work.
Katharine Hayhoe asked her Juneau audience how a Christian, like herself, could truly say they were pro-life if they ignored the damage being done by climate change. “I’m a climate scientist because I’m a Christian,” she said. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist, a professor of political science at Texas Tech, and a climate advocate.
Canadian climate scientist Professor Katharine Hayhoe awarded United Nations’ flagship environmental honor in science and innovation category Hayhoe recognized for expertise and passion in communicating real effects of climate change — Canadian climate scientist Professor Katharine Hayhoe has received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honor, for her stalwart commitment to quantifying the effects of climate change and her tireless efforts to transform public attitudes.
Champion of the Earth 2019 for Science and Innovation goes to Professor Katharine Hayhoe of Canada. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and prominent climate researcher who believes that communication has… Read More
“Alaska is on the front lines of experiencing the impacts of a changing climate. The average temperature here in Alaska and across Northern Canada is changing twice as fast as the rest of the world,” said Hayhoe. “So what we’re seeing is longer wildfire seasons, more smoke days, invasive species spreading north, rising sea levels, thawing permafrost, crumbling coastlines, receding glaciers.”
This Texas climate scientist wants to help Alaskans address global warming – by talking about it – Alaska Public Media
Alaska’s relationship with climate change is complicated. It’s warming faster here than in any other state – wildfires and thawing permafrost are wreaking havoc on infrastructure. Weird things are happening to salmon. At the same time, there’s no consensus about how to deal with that – Alaska’s economy runs on fossil fuels, and the state lacks a formal policy to respond to global warming.