by Kathie England

Agents of Change

One month ago I had never heard of Katharine Hayhoe, despite the fact that she is a climate scientist and the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy. Despite the fact that she has been named a United Nations Champion of the Earth and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Hayhoe is also an ambassador between the science of climate change and the world of evangelical Christian faith and practice, which she also inhabits.

This month I want to introduce you to Katharine Hayhoe who believes we can all be agents of change, a fitting perspective, especially since COP 26 ended one week ago.

I invite you to learn and hopefully be inspired by Hayhoe’s own words, first through her interview on Krista Tippett’s On Being podcast. (That’s how I discovered her.) Here’s the link to that podcast.

If you don’t have enough time to listen to that podcast, then you can watch her on TEDWomen 2018. Titled “The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change,” it’s only 17 minutes long.

If you want an even shorter introduction, you can watch “Global Weirding,” her You Tube channel.

If you are willing to take a deeper dive, I invite you to her book, Saving Us, A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. Published in 2021, Hayhoe makes the case that “when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation.” Learn what she believes can make a difference.

Who We Can Be

Are you willing to take this small step to discover how Katharine Hayhoe invites us all to be agents of change?