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Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe to speak at IU Tuesday


Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist known for speaking to academic and religious groups, will give a lecture 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. March 26 at the IU Fine Arts Building Auditorium. The speech, called “Talking Climate: Why Facts are Not Enough,” is free to the public.

The lecture will begin with speeches by IU Distinguished Professor Ellen Ketterson and Robert Whitaker, director of IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended, according to an IU press release.

The lecture is part of a series of talks Hayhoe is giving around Indiana, according to her website.

Hayhoe is the co-director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and works as an atmospheric scientist and professor. She is also an author on the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

As a scientist and evangelical Christian, Hayhoe focuses on ways to communicate climate science to various groups around the world, according to the press release. She is known for creating climate projections and explaining its effects on communities. Hayhoe’s TED Talks on this subject received more than 1 million views.

Hayhoe has received numerous awards for her work. She was awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communications Prize and the Commonwealth Club of California’s Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Communication. Hayhoe was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and was recognized in Foreign Policy, Fortune and Politico magazines.

Hayhoe’s involvement in climate science also includes work on a PBS Digital Studios’ series, “Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion,” and a book written with her husband Andrew Farley titled “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.”

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