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Climate scientist to speak at ISU

By Staff | Apr 20, 2015

AMES – Katharine Hayhoe an atmospheric scientist and climate change evangelist will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Iowa State University.

Hayhoe will present “Climate Urgency and How Iowa Farmers and Businesses Can Take the Lead” in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Hayhoe directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and is founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, a climate change consultancy. Her research focuses on developing and applying high resolution climate projections to evaluate the future impacts of climate change on society and the environment.

She also is a science adviser to Showtime’s Emmy award-winning documentary series “The Years of Living Dangerously,” which featured her work in the first episode.

In 2014, Time magazine named Hayhoe one of the 100 most influential people of the year. Writing about Hayhoe for the Time article, actor Don Cheadle (who worked with her on the documentary series) said, “As a climate change evangelist, Katharine believes her religious faith obligates her to spread the word about climate change.”

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