Texas Tech University

Wisdom from a climate champion: A conversation with Katharine Hayhoe


October 25, 2018

Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist, professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She is also an award-winning climate communicator and (among many other honors) has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, and an American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize winner.

Tom Bateman: You exemplify the small but growing cadre of people who are effectively driving sustainability and climate action. Some say that the challenges are far more human than technical.

Katharine Hayhoe: Climate change is not just an issue of science. More science is not the most important thing we need to make more proactive decisions. Our main problem is that we haven't connected that science to the risks people can actually understand.

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