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Climate Change Hope with Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe’s new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, is a practical and compassionate guide for talking about climate change across differences. Combining her research with thousands of conversations with everyday people, Hayhoe shows us how shared values can activate ordinary citizens to become climate change champions. We bring Katharine on the podcast for our first episode of the third season to discuss reframing the climate conversation and the foundation for real climate hope: action.

Guest Bio

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a Horn Distinguished Professor and Endowed Professor of Public Policy and Public Law in the Dept. of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Her book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” will be released in Sept 2021 and she also hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, currently in its fifth season. Katharine has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, the United Nations Champion of the Environment, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador.

Further Reading

“In the Face of Climate Change, We Must Act so that We Feel Hopeful – Not the Other Way Around” Time Magazine editorial by Katharine in wake of 2021 IPCC report 

“Katharine Hayhoe, a Climate Explainer Who Stays Above the Storm” NY Times profile

How to Talk About Climate Change Across the Political Divide New Yorker profile

Global Warming’s Six Americas The Yale Program for Climate Change Communication  

Cool ‘Hood Champs Homepage The University of British Columbia’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning