Renowned Evangelist/Climate Scientist to Visit Asheville

Apr 4, 2016

Katharine Hayhoe, a renowned climate scientist and evangelical Christian, will bring her call to action on climate change to Asheville.  Hayhoe has events scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (4/5 and 4/6).  The trip is sponsored by environmental group MountainTrue (who underwrites on WCQS) and the Creation Care Alliance of WNC.  Hayhoe is director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.  She was featured on a Showtime documentary and was on Time magazine's 2014 list of Top 100 most influential people in the world.

In a conversation with WCQS's Jeremy Loeb, Hayhoe said Christians and people of all faiths should feel a responsibility to protect God's creation.  She said climate change is a threat to our way of lives, and said people shouldn't buy into the notion that you have to be a certain type of person to care about it, especially during times of deep political and cultural division.  That full conversation can be heard by clicking the audio file above.  

Hayhoe's Schedule of Events, via MountainTrue's website:

Day of Prayer for Climate, offered by Young Evangelicals For Climate Action
April 5, 3:00 p.m. 
First Baptist Church
5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Collaborative Communities Reception with Katharine Hayhoe 
April 5, 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Lenoir Rhyne Graduate Studies Center
36 Montford Avenue (Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce)

Science, Faith and our Changing Climate, An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe
April 5, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church
5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Spiritual Leadership Breakfast: Communicating Change: A faithful approach to our Changing Climate with Katharine Hayhoe
April 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
789 Merrimon Ave, Asheville