Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses in developing high-resolution climate change projections and assessing the potential consequences on a variety of human and natural systems including agriculture, ecosystems, infrastructure, and water resources.
She has served as lead author on many high-profile reports, including the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s 2009 report, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, and the National Research Council’s 2011 report, Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts over Decades to Millennia. Her research has also been published in over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented before Congress.
With pastor and professor Andrew Farley, she co-authored A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, a book that untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming.
Katharine holds 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 at Urbana-Champaign.
Outside of Science: Katherine is an Evangelical Christian