B15 - Master Speaker Katharine Hayhoe

Wednesday, October 22 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | New Orleans Theater

Abstract Text:

Katharine Hayhoe is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center. Her research focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. To this end, she analyzes observations, compares future scenarios, evaluates global and regional climate models, builds and assesses statistical downscaling models, and constantly strives to develop better ways of translating climate projections into information relevant to agriculture, ecosystems, energy, infrastructure, public health, and water resources. She is also the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, where she bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders to provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on how climate change will affect our lives to a broad range of non-profit, industry and government clients. She has a B.Sc. in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Learning Objectives:

Establish a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment.

Identify the challenges of tackling many long-held misconceptions about global warming.

Provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on how climate change will affect our lives.

Translate climate projections into information relevant to agriculture, ecosystems, energy, infrastructure, public health, and water resources.


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
1
AIA Credit Hours:
1 LU-HSW

Education Tracks: Master Series

Event Type: Core Program > Session


 

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