Texas at Risk: A Conversation on Climate Change with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

May 01, 2018

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Drought, flooding, heat waves and sea-level rise— according to one study this year, Texas may suffer these and other effects of climate change more than most states. On May 1, 2018, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and moderator Neena Satija joined the LBJ Future Forum to speak on climate change and how it's affecting Texas. 

About our speakers
Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator: in 2014, she was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world and by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers; her work was featured on the Emmy award-winning documentary series, The Years of Living Dangerously; and she won the American Geophysical Union’s award for climate communication. In 2016, she was named to POLITICO’s 50 list of thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics while in 2017 she was named one of FORTUNE’s world’s greatest leaders.

She is a lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessments and has served on the panels for the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other professional organizations devoted to understanding and communicating climate change. Katharine is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.

Neena Satija is an investigative reporter and radio producer for The Texas Tribune and Reveal, a public radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the environment reporter at the Tribune.

This program was generously supported by The Austin Winery, Karbach Brewing Co., and MADgreens.


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