The evangelical Christian persuading other believers climate change is real

Katharine Hayhoe discusses the trolling she gets with a breezy nonchalance which belies its viciousness.

katharineThe atmospheric scientist has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and one of Politico’s 50 thinkers transforming American politics.

Originally from Canada, she moved to Buddy Holly’s hometown of Lubbock in Texas and met with a climate change denial which she found breathtaking.

Her online life, she says, is characterised by people -mainly white, mainly politically conservative, mainly men – telling her she knows nothing.

I spoke to her at Norway’s Starmus Festival of music and science for the New Statesman.

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