Dr. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is the director of the Climate Science Center. She is also the CEO of the consulting firm ATMOS Research and Consulting. She received her undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto and a masters and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We started from basics in this chat and defined how science works via observation. Then we delved into the process of climate change research, successful computer models, the significant findings of climate science and whether some changes are exponential rather than linear. Finally, Dr. Hayhoe filled us in on some great resources for further reading.
My Background Mode interview with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
- Katharine on Twitter.
- Katharine's home page.
- The Wikipedia page for Katharine.
- The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change (book, Amazon)
- Climate Feedback website.
- Skeptical Science website.