Texas Tech to Host Live Screening of Hayhoe-Obama-DiCaprio Climate Talk

Tickets are first-come, first-served.


WHAT: The Texas Tech University Climate Science Center (CSC) and Texas Tech Public Media will host an exclusive screening of the live climate change discussion with CSC director Katharine Hayhoe and President Barack Obama, moderated by Academy Award-winning actor, producer and activist Leonardo DiCaprio.

The discussion is the featured event of the inaugural South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Arts and Action.

The first episode of the new PBS Digital Series "Global Weirding" will be shown immediately preceding the live discussion. "Global Weirding" stars Hayhoe and was produced by KTTZ-TV.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday (Oct. 3)

WHERE: Texas Tech Public Media building, 17th Street and Indiana Avenue

TICKETS: Tickets are available here on a first-come, first-serve basis.

CONTACT: Breanna Allen, communication and outreach coordinator, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2011 or breanna.allen@ttu.edu

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Climate Science Center


The Climate Science Center (CSC) at Texas Tech University conducts interdisciplinary research to address the interactive effects of climate variability across the full array of landscapes within the South Central U.S. We provide the science, tools, and information to link current conditions with regional climate projections, and examine the real-world decision making and planning that can be used to best anticipate, monitor, and adapt to this projected climate change.




KTTZ-TV Channel 5's digital signal reaches a population of approximately 330,000 in 13 counties; cable and satellite extend service area to a total of 21 counties.

The stations diverse programming features 49 hours of educational childrens programming each week. KTTZ-TVs focus on arts, education, community outreach and quality programming for both children and adults makes it a vital part of the community...educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers of all ages.

KTTZ-TV operates as the Educational Television Department under the Office of the Provost.