Katharine Hayhoe, a nationally-recognized climate scientist and evangelical Christian, will give a talk in Oak Ridge on Tuesday, May 16, a press release said.
The free talk is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge and the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Seats are limited.
Hayhoe’s presentation is titled “Climate for Change.” It’s scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Pollard Technology Conference Center at 210 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge.
Hayhoe is both a distinguished climate scientist and an evangelical Christian, the press release said. An atmospheric scientist, her research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to understand what climate change means for society.
Hayhoe has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people and one of Foreign Policy’s 100 leading global thinkers, and she was recently named one of Fortune’s world’s greatest leaders, the press release said. She is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
With her evangelical pastor husband, Andrew Farley, Hayhoe co-authored the defining book for the planet-loving believer, “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions,” the press release said. “She has a resounding belief that religion and science are not incompatible,” the release said.
She has written and produced a 12-episode PBS Digital Studios short series, “Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion,” and she hosts live chats on her Facebook page.
In addition to being a world-class climate scientist, Hayhoe is an engaging and entertaining speaker, the press release said.
Her presentations have included:
- Faith-Based: Climate Change: Facts, Fiction, and Faith; God’s Second Greatest Gift (the planet); Christians, Climate, and our Culture.
- Outreach: Climate Change: Fact or Fiction? Or Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions.
- Communications: Talking Climate: Why Fact are Not Enough (how values play a role)
- Policy: Connecting Local Climate Impacts to Global Policy Targets
You can reserve your free ticket at eventbrite.com. There are 200 seats available online, and an additional 100 seats will be available at the door on the night of the presentation.
For more information, see: katharinehayhoe.com, @khayhoe, or Global Weirding on youtube.com. You can contact Christine Iversen at [email protected] with questions.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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