Hayhoe Connects Global Change, Local Impacts

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Katherine Hayhoe, a prominent atmospheric scientist, professor of political science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, speaks at Westmont Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1:15 p.m. in the Westmont Global Leadership Center. The Pascal Society Lecture, “Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts,” is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will offer a guided tour of the current exhibition, “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” which begins about 3 p.m.

Hayhoe, founder and CEO of a program called ATMOS research, focuses on the effects of climate change and creating ways for businesses to be environmentally friendly. She also writes books encompassing topics of climate science, communication and faith, including her most recent, “A Climate for a Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.”

She will receive the eighth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication on Monday, Jan. 21, in San Francisco.

PBS Digital Studios distributes her video series, “Global Weirding: Climate, Politics, and Religion with Katharine Hayhoe,” and she has recorded a TED Talk, “The Most Important Thing You  Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk  About It.”