Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

UT Environmental Science Institute presents Climate and Faith, Money and Politics: Can We Build a Sustainable Future?

Feb 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maker Fair and VIP Reception @ 5:45-7pm
Show at 7pm
Tickets $15 – $25, $55 VIP, & $10 Student Price (with ID)

VIP Tickets $55 each, includes prime seating, pre-show reception with complimentary drinks and meet & greet with Katharine Hayhoe

Maker Fair located in Paramount ground floor lobby and open to all ticket buyers.  Hot Science – Cool Talks have interactive community science fairs before every talk. Filled with interactive displays, engaging activities, demonstrations or resources all geared toward the talk, there is something the whole family can enjoy. The interactive fairs are also an excellent networking venue for organizations across all STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines, as well as private and public sector entities who wish to expand the reach and awareness of their programs.

Program summary. What risks does climate change pose to Texas? Is a safe and sustainable future possible, given our energy and economic interests, and widespread political rejection of these risks? And why are evangelicals so opposed to accepting the science of climate change? Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and an award-winning communicator.

Speaker’s bio. Katharine Hayhoe is an internationally-known atmospheric scientist, author, communicator, and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She is also an outspoken Christian, the daughter of missionaries and wife of a pastor. She has been featured in the recent South by South Lawn event at the White House and the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. She has been named one of Christianity Today’s 50 Women to Watch (2012), TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People(2014), Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers (2014), and the POLITICO 50 list of thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics (2016). In 2014, she received the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize.

Photo Credit Randal Ford/The Texas Monthly
Event Parking Information
Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the One American Center parking garage. For additional parking information, please click here.


Feb 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,


Sign Up for Weekly Picks
Join Now


We save our best ideas for our weekly "Top Picks" newsletter, sign up here and get them sent straight to your inbox every Thursday.