Katharine Hayhoe: Talking Climate - How to Catalyze Change in a Warming World


Lecture & Youtube Livestream

Thu, 19.10.2023, 16:15, UZA II, Lecture Hall 2 & online

This year has been marked by record-breaking weather and climate extremes. Its relentless heatwaves, uncontrollable wildfires and unprecedented floods are fueling a growing concern for our shared future. However, climate anxiety often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and powerless; paralyzed rather than activated. How can we overcome this impasse to catalyze transformative action? Join Katharine as she discusses how sharing information that not only underscores the imminent risks of inaction but also highlights the potential of attainable, effective solutions can power constructive and collective action.



About Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a Horn Distinguished Professor and Endowed Professor of Public Policy and Public Law in the Dept. of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Her book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” was released in Sept 2021 and she also hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, currently in its fifth season. Katharine has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, the United Nations Champion of the Environment, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador.

Katharine Hayhoe, Photo: Ashley Rodgers, Texas Tech University

The well-known climate scientist, science communicator, and book author Katharine Hayhoe is going to talk about how the recent climate extremes affect (and don't affect) attitudes and actions, and what we as individuals can do to accelerate change. Photo: Ashley Rodgers, TexasTechUniversity

Location Map Lecture Hall 2, UZA II (please click to enlarge)