Texas Tech Atmospheric Researcher Part of Nobel-Winning Climate Change Panel

Texas Tech's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contributor available to speak on  global climate change.

Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric researcher in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech, contributed to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won a Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

The IPCC is a commission established by the United Nations that assesses the latest scientific, technical and socioeconomic research to understand the risks of human-induced climate change.

Hayhoe served as one of the reviewers for the IPCC’s massive international analysis of the impact of human activities on Earth’s weather climate and global warming, released in the spring of this year. Also, her climate change research is cited in the study.

"I’m sure this is as close to a Nobel Peace Prize as I’m going to get," Hayhoe said. "It’s really exciting."

CONTACT: Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech, (806) 742-0015, (806) 392-1900, or katharine.hayhoe@ttu.edu.