Sustainability Speaker Series: Katharine Hayhoe

Sustainability Speaker Series: Katharine Hayhoe

19jan6:30 pm8:00 pmSustainability Speaker Series: Katharine Hayhoe

Event Details

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Bud Werner Memorial Library, and Colorado Mountain College present the third installment of their Sustainability Speaker Series with leading atmospheric scientist & climate change communicator Dr. Katharine Hayhoe presenting “Forecasting Our Future: A Conversation on Climate Change & Extreme Weather” on Thursday, January 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall.

How is climate change affecting the Yampa Valley? What impacts will hotter temperatures and increased extreme weather events have on our community and the state of Colorado in the future? Join Dr. Katharine Hayhoe – climate scientist, National Climate Assessment author, and Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy – for a discussion on how to best prepare for the risks posed by climate change and how to translate climate science into actionable planning for resilience at the local and regional scale.

The community conversation will include a moderated Q&A.

Copies of Saving Us will be available for sale and signing before and after the event, courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

About the Speaker

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. In her role as Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Katharine is responsible for the TNC’s wider portfolio of global climate advocacy and adaptation work.

Hayhoe has served as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also hosts and produces the PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding, and serves on advisory committees for a broad range of organizations including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Earth Science Women’s Network, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Hayhoe is also a remarkable communicator who has received the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award, the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, the Sierra Club’s Distinguished Service award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders and the United Nations Champion of the Earth in Science and Innovation.

Hayhoe retains an academic appointment at Texas Tech University, where she is a Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Public Law within the Department of Political Science. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Colgate University and Victoria University at the University of Toronto.

About the Sustainability Speaker Series

Bud Werner Library, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Colorado Mountain College are partnering to present the Sustainability Speaker Series. This ongoing series seeks to connect our community with timely insights, research and actions that inform and inspire how we build our sustainable Yampa Valley futures. The Series and discussion topics advance an integrated approach to social, economic, educational and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges that lead toward collective solutions.

Katharine Hayhoe’s community talk is generously sponsored by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and The Nature Conservancy.



(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Bud Werner Memorial Library - Library Hall

1289 Lincoln Ave