Agents of Change MS-1
Katherine Hayhoe, Ph.D.
Atmospheric Scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
- B.S in physics and astronomy – University of Toronto
- M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science – University of Illinois
WHY KATHERINE HAYHOE, PH.D. IS INVOLVED
Climate change is a very political science and being in political science gives me the freedom to study not just the science of the issue but how we are talking about, how we are providing the information to the people. Nowadays, if you don’t factor climate change into decisions we are going to end up with the wrong answer.”
Katharine Hayhoe studies climate change, one of the most pressing issues facing the planet today. An expert reviewer for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, her life’s work has been dedicated to discovering and communicating the realities of a changing climate to those who will be affected most by it.
As an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center, Katharine develops new ways to quantify the potential impacts of human activities at the regional scale.