Sustainability Speaker Series: Katharine Hayhoe
Bud Werner Memorial Library Sustainability Speaker Series: Katharine Hayhoe
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Library Hall
A community talk about our changing planet with the author of "Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing"
Join Bud Werner Library, Colorado Mountain College and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council for a free talk with a leading atmospheric scientist, climate change communicator and the author of Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing.
The community conversation will include a moderated Q&A. Copies of Saving Us will be available for sale and signing before the event, courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.
About the Speaker
Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. In her role as Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Katharine is responsible for the TNC's wider portfolio of global climate advocacy and adaptation work.
Hayhoe has served as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also hosts and produces the PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding, and serves on advisory committees for a broad range of organizations including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Earth Science Women’s Network, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Hayhoe is also a remarkable communicator who has received the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award, the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, the Sierra Club’s Distinguished Service award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders and the United Nations Champion of the Earth in Science and Innovation.
Hayhoe retains an academic appointment at Texas Tech University, where she is a Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Public Law within the Department of Political Science. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Colgate University and Victoria University at the University of Toronto.
About the Sustainability Speaker Series
Bud Werner Library, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Colorado Mountain College are partnering to present the Sustainability Speaker Series. This ongoing series seeks to connect our community with timely insights, research and actions that inform and inspire how we build our sustainable Yampa Valley futures. The Series and discussion topics advance an integrated approach to social, economic, educational and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges that lead toward collective solutions.
Katharine Hayhoe's community talk is generously sponsored by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
"As far as heroic characters go, I’m not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe."
Library Author Series
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an ongoing program of free author talks throughout the year. A diverse range of award-winning authors continues to speak about their literary works and their writing processes. Each talk is followed by a Q&A with the community.