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See her recent NY Times Op Ed (August 17, 2021):
by Katharine Hayhoe & Jungho Kim -

“What Cutting-Edge Science Can Tell Us About Extreme Weather”


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We are a lifelong learning organization affiliated with California State University, Sacramento with about 1,500 active members. We offer nearly 50 peer-to-peer taught classes on a wide range of subjects each semester. In addition, we recruit high profile speakers for Friday afternoon FORUMS, currently being produced through Zoom Webinar. View our class offerings in our previous semesters' Flip-book Catalogs from: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. See our Current Fall 2021 Flip-book Catalog featuring Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as our kick-off speaker for this semester on September 10th, as well as a full listing of our Fall 2021 FORUM offerings. If you are interested in joining the Renaissance Society, click here.


Dr. Hayhoe is one of the most renowned climate scientists of our time and a riveting speaker. In addition to being a world-class scientist, she is a deeply religious person who strongly encourages members of all faiths to participate in stewarding our planet. As an atmospheric scientist and the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy at Texas Tech University, she is Director of their Climate Science Center. She is also Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy. She co-wrote A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, a book that untangles this complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Dr. Hayhoe is also about to release another book in September entitled Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.


The Renaissance Society at California State University, Sacramento; Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)-Sacramento; 350-Sacramento; Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS); Sierra Club-Sacramento Group; Friendship Force of Sacramento



Sacramento Area Congregations Together (Sac-ACT); Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento; Sacramento Jewish Community Relations Council; Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento; Interfaith Power & Light;

Buddhist Climate Sangha; Young Evangelicals for Climate Action; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; Sisterhood Salaam Shalom; Sacramento Climate Coalition; First United Methodist Church; California King Tides Project;

Climate Readiness Collaborative; BREATHE California


SCIENCE MOMS: In 2021, Katharine joined with several other moms who are also accomplished climate scientists to develop a nonpartisan group called Science Moms. They partnered with Potential Energy, a nonprofit coalition of marketing and media experts, to launch a $10 million campaign that is using a website and both digital and television ads to provide moms with climate information relevant to their lives.

Learn more about

Dr. Hayhoe here.

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