Texas Tech University

A Climate Christian Reflects on the Cruz Candidacy

Huffington Post

March 26, 2015

Huffington Post - When U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced his presidential candidacy at Liberty University this week, he spoke in phrases intended to resonate with people like me and my family: devout Christians.

One of my heroes, Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, does a great job of explaining what's at stake. Hayhoe is a climate scientist at Texas Tech in Lubbock and an evangelical. She infuses her Christian values into descriptions of the mechanics of climate change: "When I look at the information we get from the planet, I look it as God's creation speaking to us, and in this case, there is no question that God's creation is telling us that it is running a fever," she says.

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