Texas Tech University

Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor - Political Science

Katharine Hayhoe is an Associate Professor in the Public Administration program at Texas Tech University and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech, part of the Department of the Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center. Her research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to evaluate the future impacts of climate change on human society and the natural environment. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications and served as lead author on key reports for the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Academy of Sciences, including the Second and Third U.S. National Climate Assessments.

She currently serves on the American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Committee on Uncertainty, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climate Predictions and Projections team, and the NOAA Climate.gov advisory team. She also serves as a scientific advisor to the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the EcoAmerica MomentUS project, the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, and the Evangelical Environmental Network.

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  • Office: Holden Hall 113
  • Phone: (806) 834-8665
  • For all media and scheduling inquiries, please contact Laura James
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TEDx talk: What if Climate Change is Real?

Bill Moyers: Climate Change Faith and Fact.

AAAS What We Know:

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Youtube channel:

Presentation to a special Session of the Austin, Texas City Council on April 27, 2015


Department of Political Science

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    Dept. of Political Science, Texas Tech University, 113 Holden Hall, Boston & Akron Streets, Lubbock, TX 79409-1015 Fax: 806.742.0850
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