Katharine Hayhoe

Professor and Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University

Katharine Hayhoe doesn't accept global warming on faith; she crunches the data. As an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, Hayhoe's research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to evaluate the future impacts of climate change on human society and the natural environment. Hayhoe is also the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, which bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders by providing information on climate change’s many impacts.

In 2017, Hayhoe was named one of FORTUNE’s world’s greatest leaders and in 2018 she was awarded the eighth Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication and named a YWCA Woman of Excellence in science.

Hayhoe has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications and served as lead author on key reports for the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Academy of Sciences. She has a B.Sc. in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

May 6 2019 - 12:00pm

At what point does Planet Earth become inhospitable to life – let alone a flourishing human civilization?

In his new book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells explores how climate change will impact not just the planet, but human lives – including how a five degree increase in temperatures would make parts of the planet unsurvivable.