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CDRI Presents “Climate Evangelist” Katharine Hayhoe, “Talking Climate: Why Facts are NOT Enough”

April 13th, 2017 under Community
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

FORT DAVIS – The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center ( will present its spring Conant Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, April 20, 2017. This year’s speaker is world-renowned atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.

Katharine Hayhoe is an associate professor at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. She is the co-author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.   She presents a bi-weekly program “Global Weirding” which can be accessed on both Facebook and YouTube. She presented at the U.N. Paris Climate Summit in 2015 and, she was featured in National Geographic’s series “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Additional recognition includes Time Magazine’s Top 100 most influential people in the world; Foreign Policy’s Top 100 global thinkers, and receiving the American Geophysical Union’s award for climate communication.

Dr. Hayhoe has served on the panels for the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other scientific climate change oriented organizations.

Dr. Hayhoe brings to the conversation how she reconciles scientific facts with her evangelical background.  “When you hear her speak, you realize she comfortably bridges the perceived or real gap regarding the tension between religion and science,” stated CDRI’s Assistant Director Lisa Gordon.

The program will take place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, with doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program starting at 7:00. Admission is free.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hayhoe and expect standing room only. We know attendees will become better informed by this important message. Realizing that climate change is a critical, yet comprehensible and “relatable” topic, with consequences impacting everyone worldwide, Katharine’s message is timely and designed to stimulate citizen engagement,” stated Rick Herrman, Executive Director of CDRI.

A reception will follow at the Crowley Theater. For additional information, please call 432-364-2499 ext. 2 or access the website at

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