Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and activist Bill McKibben discuss the pope, global warming, and the making of faith-based environmentalism.
- By Mindy Kay BrickerMindy Kay Bricker is Foreign Policy's Executive Editor of Print. Before joining FP, she was the editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and, before that, the online managing editor of World Affairs journal. From 2002-2009, she was based in Prague, where she reported and edited for a number of publications. Her last project in Prague was at Marie Claire magazine, where she helped launch the publication in the Czech market.
In this week’s Global Thinkers podcast, 2014 Global Thinker and atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe joins 2009 Global Thinker and activist Bill McKibben to discuss climate change, denialism, faith, and what to expect from the upcoming Paris conference. Mindy Kay Bricker, FP executive editor for print, and FP energy reporter Keith Johnson host.
About the participants:
Katharine Hayhoe is the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, the CEO of Atmos Research & Consulting, and an evangelical Christian who has become one of the most effective communicators on religion and climate science in the United States. Along with her husband, an evangelical pastor, she published A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions in 2009. Hayhoe was a 2014 FP Global Thinker. Follow her on Twitter: @KHayhoe.
Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, activist, and writer. He currently is the Schumann distinguished scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. He has authored more than a dozen books, including 1989’s The End of Nature, widely considered the first general-audience book on climate change, and, most recently, Oil and Honey. In 2009, he founded 350.org, a global campaign devoted to grassroots climate change action. McKibben was a 2009 FP Global Thinker. Follow him on Twitter: @billmckibben.
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