Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist Named to Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014

Katharine Hayhoe was honored for her work in education and climate change.

A Texas Tech University climate scientist has been named by editors of Foreign Policy magazine as one of the publication’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014.

Katharine Hayhoe, director of the university’s Climate Science Center, will receive the award today (Nov. 17) during an event in Washington, D.C., and will be featured in the magazine and on the publication’s website. Earlier this year, she was named to the 2014 TIME 100, the annual list of the most influential people in the world.

“I am honored to be named to a list that has always included so many outstanding leaders in the fields of climate science and sustainability,” Hayhoe said. “We need global thinkers from every continent and field of study to help us prepare for a changing climate, and to develop the technological and policy innovations we need to leave behind the outdated and polluting sources of energy that are causing this problem.”

Each autumn, Foreign Policy’s editors make a list of people who, during that year, made a measurable difference in politics, business, technology, the arts, science and other areas. After compiling thousands of names, they hash out the list. Hayhoe was named to a category called “The Naturals,” which includes people who help others become better stewards of the planet.