Climate Change: What’s New?

  • Speaker
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D.Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law, Texas Tech University
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About Simons Foundation Presents
A free event series, Simons Foundation Presents aims to create a space for conversations about science and its broader societal and cultural relevance. Each event pairs one of our 200 researchers with special guests to discuss the intersection of their work. Afterwards, we invite everyone in the audience to continue the conversation together over refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Human emissions of greenhouse gases now overwhelm the influence of natural drivers in altering Earth’s climate. How will our energy choices and resulting emissions affect temperature and precipitation, extreme events, sea-level rise and more over this century and beyond? What are the implications for meeting the targets of the Paris climate agreement and avoiding dangerous change? And what about the potential for surprise, as we push the climate system harder and faster than any other time in human history? Join Katharine Hayhoe as she highlights key results and new science from the U.S.’s Fourth National Climate Assessment and lays out how climate change is affecting regions and sectors across the country. With climate change being one of the most hotly debated scientific issues of today, Hayhoe will also discuss the key role our values play in shaping our attitudes and actions on this crucial topic.

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About the Speaker

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, the U.N.’s Champions of the Earth award. She has also been named to a number of lists, including Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, and Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders.

Hayhoe is currently the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-directs the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.S. in physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois.

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