Climate Scientist to Speak at Texas Tech Earth Day Event

Katharine Hayhoe will speak as part of the Earth Day event presented by Texas Tech University’s Grassroots organization at 7 p.m. April 22 in the Allen Theater.

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

A Texas Tech climate scientist will speak as part of the Earth Day event presented by Texas Tech University’s Grassroots organization at 7 p.m. April 22 in the Allen Theater.

Katharine Hayhoe, a research associate professor in the Department of Geosciences and part of the Nobel Prize-winning U.N. panel on climate change, will give a speech about climate change and the effects it has on Earth. She will discuss how seemingly contradictory theories about the cause of climate change can all be rooted in scientific truths established for more than a century. Hayhoe will also discuss small, everyday changes that can better the world for future generations.

"Hardly a day passes without hearing something about climate change in the media," Hayhoe said. "But what we hear is confusing and sometimes even downright contradictory. The choices we make now and over the next decade or so will set the pathway that we will follow over the next century."

Grassroots is an environmental organization at Texas Tech that educates and provides Red Raiders with more environmentally friendly alternatives in their lives. The organization runs a recycling program on campus. The Earth Day event also features exhibitors demonstrating creative ways to conserve and generate sustainable energy and help the environment.

CONTACT: Sanjeet Baidwan, chair of Earth Day event, sanjeet.baidwan@ttu.edu or call (806) 535-4809