Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change – Facts, Fictions and Our Faith

Date(s) - October 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trinity Western University (Northwest Auditorium)

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Climate change is one of the most hotly debated scientific issues of today. But, is the evidence solid? Are proposed solutions viable? And why would anyone care? Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science behind global warming and highlights the key role our faith and values play in shaping our attitudes and actions on this crucial topic.

Recently named to TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list for 2014, Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and what it means for people and the natural environment. But Hayhoe may be best-known to many people because of how she’s bridging the broad, deep, gap between scientists and Christians— work she does in part because she’s a Christian herself.

Together with her husband Andrew Farley, a pastor, professor of applied linguistics, and best-selling author, Hayhoe wrote “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. Her work as a climate change evangelist is featured on the documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” and “The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.” In 2012 she was honoured to be named one of Christianity Today’s 50 Women to Watch.

Katharine Hayhoe is the 2014 Distinguished Lecturer at Trinity Western University. In addition to this evening public lecture, she will give 11 am chapel talks on Wed 8 Oct and Thu 9 Oct entitled “God’s Second-Greatest Gift” and “Loving our Global Neighbour.”


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