Join us for a virtual visit by climate expert Katharine Hayhoe, co-director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. Named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders, Katharine will provide us with the latest research on global warming, as well steps we all take to protect the environment for future generations.
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to understand what climate change means for people and the natural environment. She is the Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Department of Political Science and co-directs the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois as well as honorary doctorates from Colgate University and from Victoria College at the University of Toronto.
Katharine has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and served as a lead author for the Second, Third, and Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessments. She serves on a broad range of scientific advisory boards, from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum to Engie, and has received the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award, the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, the Sierra Club’s Distinguished Service award, and the Stephen H Schneider Climate Communication Award, and has been recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Fortune’s 50 Worlds Greatest Leaders, and the United Nation Champion of the Earth in Science and Innovation.