Meet the Climate Scientist – Professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Dr. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist, which means she studies climate change – one of the most pressing issues we face today. The science is clear that humans are responsible. Today – not years from now – the impacts of global warming are very serious and our future is in our hands. Together we can fix this – many of the solutions are already in our backyards. Dr. Hayhoe will take us on the journey of understanding truth when it comes to our climate and our choices. She is brilliant, she is armed with facts and she is funny.


Join us for the fifth of our five-part series spotlighting women leading the charge to address global warming. We believe there is no better moment to accelerate the cause of gender equality around the world, than by raising the voices of brilliant women who are creating positive change by doing the good thing for the planet.



  • What is an atmospheric scientist? What are the data telling atmospheric scientists about the planet today? Dr. Hayhoe gives insight into the data points and how climate change is making itself known in our lives.
  • Climate change impacts our lives in so many ways – where we live, what we care most about – our own values illustrate how climate change impacts us and why it matters in our lives.
  • Why are there still a percentage of people that do not believe in climate change? Dr. Hayhoe talks about identity and ideology – listen to take the deep dive on this podcast!
  • What is the number one predictor of whether or not someone believes in climate change science? Why is it really important that we stay focused on and talk about tangible solutions? You may or may not be surprised in the answer – listen to get the inside scoop.
  • Dr. Hayhoe’s favorite solution illustrated in Project Drawdown is number 6!
  • What is the most important thing we can do to help preserve the planet? TALK ABOUT IT! Why? Dr. Hayhoe has a really important point to make – we think you will want to hear what she has to say.
  • Dr. Hayhoe has a great story as to why she started the Global Weirding series with PBS – talk about lessening your carbon footprint!
  • What does it mean to be an Evangelical Christian in the United States and what does it mean to be a climate scientist on top of that?
  • Dr. Hayhoe quotes John P. Holdren: “We basically have three choices: mitigation, adaptation and suffering. We’re going to do some of each. The question is what the mix is going to be. The more mitigation we do, the less adaptation will be required and the less suffering there will be.”
  • The impact Dr. Hayhoe is having on shifting attitudes and beliefs around climate change is measureable – her work is essential and is helping to preserve our planet.
  • What gives Dr. Hayhoe hope? Great way to end this conversation and inspire new ones tomorrow….please join us to be inspired too.



  • Watch Dr. Hayhoe’s series: Global Weirding
  • Join Mrs. Green for her conversation with Paul Hawken and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson on our podcast: Project Drawdown

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