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Collaborative Communities Reception with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
April 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Climate Scientist, Katharine Hayhoe will lead us as we share in creative conversation about the future of Western North Carolina and our planet. Katharine will be joined by community leaders, faith voices, decision makers, business leaders, and educators to explore how collaboration is a key to our future together.
Named to TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list for 2014, Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change, one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. But Katharine may be best-known to many people because of how she’s bridging the broad, deep gap between scientists and Christians— work she does in part because she’s a Christian herself.
Together with her husband Andrew Farley, a professor of applied linguistics, pastor of Church without Religion, and best-selling author, Katharine wrote A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, a book that untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Her work as a climate change evangelist has been featured on the Emmy award-winning documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” and “The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.” In 2012, she was named by Christianity Today as one of their “50 Women to Watch, while in 2014, she was awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, and named as one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers and “20 Women Making Waves in the Climate Change Debate.”