Texas Tech University

Katharine Hayhoe Honored With Stephen H. Schneider Award

By: George Watson 

Katherine HayhoeAs an undergraduate nearing her degree in astrophysics from the University of Toronto, Katharine Hayhoe needed an extra course to reach the credit requirements and chose a class on climate science because it sounded interesting.

That undergraduate class was taught by a professor named Danny Harvey, who had just finished studying under Stephen H. Schneider, a leading climate scientist and innovator of science communication. Little did she know that seemingly insignificant decision would not only change her life but also give the world one of its utmost authorities on climate science.