Remembering Sir John Houghton

Widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent climatologists, Sir John Houghton was well-known for his theories on the compatibility of science and religious faith. He passed away this month from coronavirus at the age of 88.

Remembering Sir John Houghton

He was a towering man of science and a humble man of faith, globally acclaimed by his peers and knighted by Queen Elizabeth, felled this week, at age 88, by coronavirus. Sir John Houghton, astrophysicist and perhaps the most honored scientist of his time, insisted to the end that his desire to explore the secrets of the world and universe through math and science was fueled by his faith as an evangelical Christian. His embrace of both science and religion led to this conversation for my 2007 series Faith and Reason. —Bill Moyers

Clips: Can Science and Religion Be Reconciled?

John Houghton, renowned climate scientist who led IPCC reports, dies of coronavirus at 88, The Washington Post, April 20, 2020.

RIP God’s Scientist

Portrait: Sir John Houghton, Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason

“They Wore Surgical Masks for the First Earth Day, Too,” Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, April 22, 2020.


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