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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Katharine Hayhoe, climatologist, named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People

Katharine Hayhoe TIME 100

by Don Cheadle, Time Magazine, April 23, 2014

An environmental evangelist

There’s something fascinating about a smart person who defies stereotype. That’s what makes my friend Katharine Hayhoe — a Texas Tech climatologist and an evangelical Christian — so interesting.
It’s hard to be a good steward of the planet if you don’t accept the hard science behind what’s harming it, and it can be just as hard to take action to protect our world if you don’t love it as the rare gift it is. For many people, that implies a creator. Katharine and her husband, evangelical pastor Andrew Farley, have authored the defining book for the planet-loving believer, A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions. I got to know Katharine as we worked on Showtime’s climate documentary Years of Living Dangerously. But we are all getting to know and benefit from her work.
Cheadle is an actor, producer and Academy Award nominee.

1 comment:

Susan Anderson said...

Wonderful to have somebody so real on that list, which also includes Putin, Kim Jong Un, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, David Koch, as well as some real heroes and a variety of popular icons like Beyonce.