Katherine was named the UN Champion of the Earth in 2019 for her commitment to quantifying the effects of climate change and her “tireless efforts to transform public attitudes.” The UN recognized her as “one of the world’s most influential communicators on the reality of climate change and (noted that she) is widely respected for her ability to help people connect the dots between what they already care about and how they will be affected by a changing climate.”
Katherine’s views are in alignment with Pope Francis’ and she often acknowledges how unfair it is that the harshest effects of climate change are felt by the poor who have the least responsibility for creating the problem.
Please join us on Thursday, November 4 when we meet to hear and discuss Dr. Katherine Hayhoe’s comments.
Watch this space for future programs on the first Thursday of the month.
We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Pope Francis – Laudato Si’ #49