Katharine Hayhoe Talks Climate Change


Katharine Hayhoe is a professor at Texas Tech and the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy. Her most recent book is Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. Dr. Hayhoe, a Christian, swings by the Porch to discuss faith and science; effective communication on controversial topics; and the role of disinformation in our discussions about global warming. She also shares on her personal encounters with President Barak Obama and Speaker Newt Gingrich, plus gives her opinion on the East Anglia email disclosure and its impact on climate scientists. A shorter written version of the podcast is available on the Plough website.

Host: John Murdock

Guest: Katharine Hayhoe


1:30 A pine forest smells like home

2:45 The gendered physics of a scientific career

5:45 Friction from the fellow faithful

10:15  Working with Gingrich, Obama, and Trump

15:30 Pelosi and Gingrich were on the couch. So, what went wrong?

20:45 COVID, climate, and the Church of Facebook

24:30 Dr. Fauci, East Anglia emails, and arrogance

28:30 Tree rings, Skeptical Science, and the “trick”

33:30 Nit-picking on emails?

37:00 Al Gore enters the conversation

39:45 Rolling loaded weather dice

41:45 What communicates in a polarized time?

45:45 Dealing with the “dismissives”

49:00 Scriptural models for the overly skeptical

52:00 N.T. Wright and the end of the world as we know it?

55:00 Katharine’s vast media empire explained


Dr. Hayhoe’s website

PBS Global Weirding series

The latest book: Saving Us

Skeptical Science

Murdock on Skeptical Science and “hide the decline”

Wendell Kimbrough helps us find our way home

Plough‘s Earth issue

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