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WPSU's Take Note

Hear Katharine Hayhoe's interview on WPSU's Take Note:​


Katharine Hayhoe is a renowned atmospheric scientist studying climate change and its impacts on human systems and the natural environment. She is considered by many in her field to be one of the most effective advocates for climate change awareness and its threat to humanity

Hayhoe is one of the world’s leading climate scientists, and the leading voice for a faith-based approach to climate stewardship. She is a professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Her research currently focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. To this end, she analyzes observations, compares future scenarios, evaluates global and regional climate models, builds and assesses statistical downscaling models, and constantly strives to develop better ways of translating climate projections into information relevant to agriculture, ecosystems, energy, infrastructure, public health, and water resources.

She is also the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, which bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders to provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on how climate change will affect our lives to a broad range of non-profit, industry and government clients. The company works with a broad range of organizations, from Austin Water to Boston Logan Airport, to assess the potential impacts of climate change on their infrastructure and future planning.

Together with her husband Andrew Farley who is a pastor, she co-hosts Sirius XM radio host (you can find them at 7 p.m. central on Family Talk 131). A best-selling author/co-author of eight books including The Naked Gospel, she and her husband 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.


Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations any more - it’s affecting us, here and now. Not only that, but the choices we make will have a profound impact on our future. Yet today, the best predictor of whether we agree on what a thermometer is telling us isn’t our level of education or our degree of scientific literacy: it’s simply where we fall on the political spectrum. Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts, and discusses how to bypass the political minefield surrounding the issue of climate action, based on a foundation of shared values and concerns.


The talk occurred on:

  • Date: November 16, 2018
  • Time: 5:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

For more information on Hayhoe, please see the full press release:

The 2018 Colloquium on the Environment is co-sponsored by the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Sustainability Institute, and the Office of the Physical Plant.