Katharine Hayhoe: Why We Need to Talk About Climate Change
Host: Greg Dalton
Guests: Katharine Hayhoe, Professor and Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University; Noah Diffenbaugh, Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Why can it be so difficult to talk with our neighbors, colleagues and family members about climate change? Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe says that having those difficult conversations is the first step towards solving the problem. Still, Hayhoe admits that even she sometimes ducks the conversation. “Some of it is, we’re afraid it’s gonna start a fight…and I’m not gonna lie, I live in Texas, and occasionally if I don’t want to get into it with anybody when they say, what do you do? I say I work at tech.” Hayhoe is director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and this year’s recipient of the Stephen Schneider Award for Science Communication.
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