September 23rd, 2021


Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and Paul W. Horn Distinguished Professor, Texas Tech University


Despite her identity as an evangelical, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe doesn't accept global warming on faith; she crunches the data, analyzes the models, and helps engineers, city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts. In her new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation; we need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. Yet in light of the latest, bleakest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report — which has been called a “code red for humanity” — where does Hayhoe still manage to find hope? Join us for a conversation with this United Nations Champion of the Earth and one of Time ’s 100 Most Influential People.


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