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Katharine Hayhoe

Texas Tech University
Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and Director Climate Center
Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D. is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to understand what climate change means for people and the natural environment. She is a professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and has 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. She has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People and the Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers, as well as one of POLITICO's 50 thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics. Katharine has also received the National Center for Science Education's Friend of the Planet award, the American Geophysical Union's Climate Communication Prize, and the Sierra Club's Distinguished Service award. Katharine is currently serving as lead author for the upcoming Fourth National Climate Assessment and producing her new PBS Digital Studios short series, Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion.