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Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing

In Collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0447
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Katharine Hayhoe (Photo: Ashley Rodgers)

Despite the fires that raged across the western United States and severe hurricanes and flooding that threatened the South and the East Coast, the tragic pushback against climate action continues. Katharine Hayhoe, a leading expert on the science, impacts, and communication of climate change, is committed to transforming the way we think about this urgent issue. Over the past 15 years she has found that the most effective way to talk about climate change is not by focusing on the facts, but on shared values and common ground.

In her new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, Hayhoe draws upon interdisciplinary research and personal stories to demonstrate that climate change affects someone or something you care about, which means you already have power to act for change. Eschewing doomsday scenarios, Hayhoe ‘s approach is optimistic and inclusive. She argues that climate action doesn’t depend on what type of person you are or how you vote. It’s about how each of us connects with our communities based on the values we already have, to inspire collective action.

In conversation with Carla Easter, Broh-Kahn Weil Director of Education at the National Museum of Natural History, Hayhoe discusses how climate change became one of the nation’s most polarizing topics; how being a person of faith shaped her perspective on climate change and climate action; and important goals to consider when it comes to climate change going forward.

Saving Us (One Signal Publishers/Atria Books), is available for purchase.

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