In the Spring of 2017 the Institute of the Environment hosted Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University. Hayhoe is known for her work on regional climate impacts and for sharing her research with faith-based communities. In her talk, she explores pathways to productive discussion about climate change: by moving past the smokescreens to address the real objections, and beginning our conversations with values we share, rather than facts we disagree on.
Public engagement and effective communication are critical to making environmental research and natural resource management useful and effective for everyone. Home to outstanding faculty involved in multidisciplinary science engagement work, the UA hosts a number of centers and training and outreach programs that connect environmental research, education and decision making.