Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, accomplished atmospheric scientist, visited Asheville to talk climate and faith and was received by hundreds of community members at various events. Her talk was inspiring! I was happy to collaborate with the Creation Care Alliance to capture photos with the Climate Listening Project. See all the photos here.
Katharine was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world; by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers; and she won the American Geophysical Union’s award for climate communication. She was a lead author for the Second and Third 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’s work was also featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. One of the episodes featuring Katharine is season 1 episode 4, “The Preacher’s Daughter,” which was filmed a bit in Asheville and is the episode that I coordinated with the Sierra Club on that also features Beyond Coal director Mary Anne Hitt, as well as Climate Listening Project adviser Anna Jane Joyner and actor Ian Somerhalder of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.
I am a big fan of the Years Project and recently interviewed producer Joel Bach for our latest Climate Listening Project video. I couldn’t be more excited to see Katharine in season 2 of Years of Living Dangerously coming soon to National Geographic!
To learn more about Katharine’s great work, check out her website and book, “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.”