Katharine Hayhoe – Climate, Communications, Faith & Action

Please join neighbors and friends on

Friday, November 16 1:00-2:00
University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S. Burrowes St., State College 16801
in the sanctuary

for an informal conversation with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.  All members of the public are invited, knowing this event will specifically make space for faith-rooted Q and A.  This conversation is co-sponsored by PA IPL and the local chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and is generously hosted by member congregation UBBC.

NOTE: Dr. Hayhoe will be in town for a larger, secular event on the PSU campus on Thursday, November 15 (talk 4:00-5:30, reception 5:45-7:00 — both free and open to community members, but reservations required for those PSU events).

As a person of faith herself (and as the spouse of a well-known pastor), she has carved out time in her visit specifically for faith-rooted conversation with community members.

Why set aside time on a busy Friday to come? Dr. Hayhoe is known as a communicator. A renowned atmospheric scientist and a member of the faculty of Texas Tech University, where she serves as a Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Science Center, Dr. Hayhoe shines in conversation with diverse groups, including people who know just a bit, as well as students and colleagues in her field. In the classroom, in interviews, and in testimony to Congress, Dr. Hayhoe consistently models respectful dialogue about a challenging (and too often contentious) issue.

Dr. Hayhoe’s list of credentials is extraordinary. Notably, it includes serving as an advisor for the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Evangelical Environmental Network, the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, and RepublicEN, as well as the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative. In order to make sure the research gets to the stakeholders who can act on it in a timely way (like non-profits, industry, and government) she founded the climate consulting group ATMOS Research.

Dr. Hayhoe is author, with her husband the Rev. Andrew Farley, of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, as well as the YouTube series Global Weirding, though she may be best recognized for her appearance in the Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously.

If you are a faith leader and are interested in additional conversation, please contact us; there is a specific opportunity for clergy and other faith leaders.