Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University
“As individuals, our choices control more than a third of U.S. carbon emissions. The rest is out of our control as individuals–but not as constituents. That’s why CCL is so important. It gives the ordinary citizen a voice to tell our elected leaders we want a real price on carbon.”
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. An expert reviewer for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, her life’s work has been dedicated to discovering and communicating the realities of a changing climate to those who will be affected most by it.
As an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, Katharine develops new ways to quantify the potential impacts of human activities at the regional scale.
Together with her husband Andrew Farley, lead teaching pastor of Ecclesia, she wrote “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions”, a book that untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Her work as a climate change evangelist has been featured in the PBS documentary series, “The Secret Life of Scientists”, and in articles including “True Believer” that appeared in On Earth magazine in 2012, and “Spreading the Global Warming Gospel” that appeared in the LA Times in 2011. In 2012 she was named one of Christianity Today’s 50 Women to Watch.