Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, appears on stage with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio to discuss climate change. Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian and the daughter of missionaries. She is married to Andrew Farley, a linguist and the pastor of an evangelical church in Lubbock, Texas.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and associate 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. Katharine is one of the plenary speakers at 2017 American Scientific Affiliation annual meeting next summer.

Note that climate change is a reality. Biblical evidence of that is the flood of Noah in what is today the Sahara. During Noah's time the Sahara was wet.

Climate change and the theory of global warming are distinct conversations. The first is a fact, the second is a theory which has not been proven.

Carbon emissions are a factor in climate. However, there are many other factors that influence climate and they interact to create a very complex picture that scientists do not fully understand.

Hundreds of millions of dollars that have gone into the expensive climate modelling enterprise has all but destroyed governmental funding of research into natural sources of climate change. For years the modelers have maintained that there is no such thing as natural climate change…yet they now, ironically, have to invoke natural climate forces to explain why surface warming has essentially stopped in the last 15 years! -- Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D., climatologist and former NASA scientist

Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist, and founder of WeatherAction, says that "There is no evidence for the CO2 climate driver proposition in the real world using real data over hundreds of thousands of years. World temperatures do not follow CO2. The world is not warming."

Corbyn  adds, "The world is now cooling not warming and there is no observational evidence in the thousands and millions of years of data that changes in CO2 have any observable effect on weather or climate in the real world."

STEM students, learn to interpret the climate and atmospheric data so that you are able to make informed judgments about the theory of catastrophic global warming caused by human activity.


  1. Thank you for posting! However, in the interests of accurately conveying what God's creation is telling us, I must point out that the fact that burning coal, gas, and oil produces carbon dioxide which traps heat and warms planet has been well established for over 150 years. To say otherwise is simply not accurate. Science was uncertain on this 200 years ago – it is not uncertain on this point anymore. If anyone is interested in how we know it is humans, and not the sun or natural cycles as it has been before, my TEDx talk explains:

  2. Thank you, Katharine, for responding. The students will be glad to hear from you.

    Carbon dioxide traps heat and warms the planet. No doubt. We should seek ways to reduce carbon emissions. However, the "catastrophic" global warming picture presented by some generally ignores other factors that significantly influence climate. I want my students to be aware of other factors and to question the political narrative.

  3. What troubles me is the total lack of integrity displayed by those claiming there is no evidence. Either they know they are lying, or they are simply ignorant. Niether is very acceptable.

  4. Mr. DiCaprio certainly has not acted with the highest motives, apparently. His charity has asked him to step down as representative.

    Ad hominem is evidence that you are unable to address the issues. Labeling those who doubt global warming due to CO2 as liars and ignorant people is such a fallacy. Note these folks accept the reality of climate change.