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Wake-Up Call: Katharine Hayhoe

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Dr. Kathrine Hayhoe has received the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, named a YWCA Woman of Excellence in Science, and received an honorary doctorate from Colgate University.

She has been named to a number of lists, including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers and FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders. And last month, she received the Champion of the Earth award, the United Nation’s highest environmental honor.

Hayhoe has published over 125 peer-reviewed abstracts and publications and served as lead author on key reports for the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the U.S. National Academy of Science.

She serves on the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research President’s Advisory Committee on University Relations and the National Center for Atmospheric Research Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture Committee. She chairs the Earth Science Women’s Network Advisory Council, and also serves on the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Anthropocene Advisory Council and the advisory board for the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s How We Respond project.

And she also hosts and produces the PBS digital series, Global Weirding, has her own YouTube channel, a Facebook page, has done a TED Talk and spends a lot of time doing outreach to the public.

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