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Bridging the Political Divide on Climate

Katharine Hayhoe and Rachel Bronson argue that we need to find shared values in order to achieve collective action on climate change.
Katharine Hayhoe
Rachel Bronson
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About This Event

The 27th UN Climate Conference, COP27, is tasked with implementing a global agenda for tackling climate change. Despite growing political pressure for action, climate change is subject to persistent ideological divisions, with a lack of consensus around the causes, scale, or existence of the threat, and resistance to proposed solutions. Climate scientist and communicator Katharine Hayhoe joins Rachel Bronson of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to explain how science, faith, and human psychology fit into the narrative around climate change and why it is still possible to mobilize collective action despite our differences.

Copies of Katharine Hayhoe’s 2021 book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World are available to purchase from The Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Katharine Hayhoe is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, as well as a Paul Whitfield Horn distinguished professor and the Political Science Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Public Law in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University, where she also serves as an associate in the Public Health program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
President and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Rachel Bronson is the president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She oversees the publishing programs, management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the Bulletin, Bronson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.