Katharine Hayhoe
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Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist

Katharine Hayhoe is an associate professor in the Public Administration program at Texas Tech University and director of its Climate Science Center. Her research focuses on developing and applying climate projections to evaluate the future impacts of climate change on human society and the natural environment.

Hayhoe has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and served as lead author on key reports for the US Global Change Research Program and the National Academy of Sciences. She is currently serving as lead author for the 2014 Third US National Climate Assessment; the assessments examine the impacts of climate change on the United States, both now and in the future.

Hayhoe is the founder and CEO of Atmos Research, a climate change consultancy. She and her husband Andrew – a pastor – wrote A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions. Hayhoe burst into the nation’s awareness on the Emmy Award-winning Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. She recently was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

(Bio excerpted from Texas Tech University and Katharine Hayhoe)