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Katharine Anne Scott Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. She is also the CEO of the consulting firm ATMOS Research and Consulting.
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The Future We Choose
Surviving the Climate Crisis
Christiana Figueres - Feb 25, 2020
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Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs.In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations d...
Katharine Hayhoe
May 13, 2021
@SamuelPeeps9 I also highly recommend this book by Christiana Figueres who is of course the force behind the Paris Agreement. Their powerful conclusion is, "we were only ever as doomed as we believed ourselves to be."      source
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The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change
Second Edition
Robert Henson - Feb 15, 2019 (first published in 2014)
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Everybody can be a thinking person when it comes to climate change, and this book is a perfect roadmap.  Start a web search for “climate change” and the first three suggestions are “facts,” “news,” and “hoax.” The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change is rooted in the first, up to date on the second, and anything but the last. Produced by one o...
Katharine Hayhoe
Feb 25, 2021
@astromarkmarley yes! this is the BEST book. It covers science, impacts, risks, policies, technologies, and solutions. I make all my grad students read it. By @bhensonweather      source
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Angry Weather
Heat Waves, Floods, Storms, and the New Science of Climate Change
Friederike Otto - Sep 15, 2020
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"Meet the forensic scientists of climate change; if you like CSI, you'll be equally enthralled with the skill and speed these folks exhibit. But the stakes are infinitely higher!"-Bill McKibben, author of Falter and The End of NatureMassive fires, widespread floods, Category 4 hurricanes-shocking weather disasters dominate news headlines every year...
Katharine Hayhoe
Feb 12, 2021
Putting a number on how much stronger, more damaging, bigger or more frequent climate change made an event is something climate scientists call "attribution." It's at the cutting edge of our research today, and this fantastic book by @FrediOtto explains:      source
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Scientists as Prophets
A Rhetorical Genealogy
Lynda Walsh - Jul 15, 2013
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Why did an atheist like Carl Sagan talk so much about God? Why does NASA climatologist James Hansen plead with us in his recent book not to waste "Our Last Chance to Save Humanity"? Because science advisors are our new prophets, Lynda Walsh argues in Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy . She does not claim, as some scholars have, that th...
Katharine Hayhoe
Jan 28, 2021
@melodytantx @RiceSciPol @BakerInstitute I've been reading this very useful book that vividly illuminates why "climate change is real" and "wear a mask" are perceived as political statements.      source
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The Evangelicals
The Struggle to Shape America
Frances Fitzgerald - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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* Winner of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award * National Book Award Finalist * Time magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of the Year * New York Times Notable Book * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 This “epic history” (The Boston Globe) from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic sto...
Katharine Hayhoe
Dec 13, 2020
@mjspieglan ha wasn't intending that for you :) but yes, "American evangelical" is an extremely unique religion that has evolved since the revolutionary war and bears increasingly little resemblance to those who call themselves evangelicals outside the U.S. Here's some good reads:      source
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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
Mark A. Noll - Oct 19, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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"The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind." So begins this award-winning intellectual history and critique of the evangelical movement by one of evangelicalism's most respected historians. Unsparing in his judgment, Mark Noll ask why the largest single group of religious Americans--who enjoy increasing we...
Katharine Hayhoe
Dec 13, 2020
@mjspieglan ha wasn't intending that for you :) but yes, "American evangelical" is an extremely unique religion that has evolved since the revolutionary war and bears increasingly little resemblance to those who call themselves evangelicals outside the U.S. Here's some good reads:      source
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The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a new afterwordIt is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible--food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation.The Uninhabitable Earth is both a trave...
Katharine Hayhoe
Dec 12, 2020
@FaktaErBest Please update your understanding with this comprehensive and accurate book:      source
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Between God & Green
How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change
Katharine K. Wilkinson - Jun 25, 2012
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Despite three decades of scientists' warnings and environmentalists' best efforts, the political will and public engagement necessary to fuel robust action on global climate change remain in short supply. Katharine K. Wilkinson shows that, contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address this problem. ...
Katharine Hayhoe
Dec 20, 2018
@DrKWilkinson @rpancost @mayhewbergman I just recommended it to the daughter of a pastor friend yesterday!      source
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Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
Naomi Oreskes - May 31, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Now a powerful documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ra...
Katharine Hayhoe
Mar 02, 2018
@johnscottalexan The explanation offered by Merchants of Doubt makes a lot more sense. It is also fully documented and referenced. I highly recommend:      source