Episode 44:

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelicals Adapt to Climate Change

Guest: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Broadcast June 12, 2017

Episode 44: In episode 44 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with world famous climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, professor in the Dept. of Political Science  and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University!  Katharine and Doug dig deep into the issue of religion and what are some solutions in reaching out to skeptical audiences on the issue of climate change.In this Episode:

FROM QUASARS TO CLIMATE MODELS – Doug and Katharine discuss her early career in astronomy and how that actually prepared her well as she pivoted into climate change modeling. Katharine also discusses her invitation to attend an event in Norway hosted by Stephen Hawking!

PARIS AGREEMENT – Katharine talks about the recent US pull out from the Paris Agreement and she actually identifies a huge silver lining.

BEARING FALSE WITNESS – Doug and Katharine dig into the phenomenon of why evangelicals are hostile to taking action on climate change and how many have been misled into believing the science of climate change is a false religion.

QUEEN OF THE WORLD – Doug and Katharine talk about her surreal experience talking climate change with both President Obama and “Titanic” star Leonardo DiCaprio.  Katharine’s take home message:  President Obama can talk climate like an expert!

Key Quotes:

“Faith is evidence of what we don’t see; science is evidence of what we do see.”

“We are deliberately told by people we trust….that global warming is a false religion, requiring worshipping the Earth…”

“Regarding climate change…if you only look for negative information, that’s what you’ll find.”

Dr. Hayhoe on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/katharine.hayhoe/
https://twitter.com/KHayhoe

Links in episode:
http://katharinehayhoe.com/wp2016/biography/

https://www.beforetheflood.com/
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/csc/people.php

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/31/everyone-believes-in-global-warming-they-just-dont-realize-it/

 

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