Texas Tech University
Dr. Katherine Hayhoe is a highly renowned climate advocate. In her role as a Distinguished Professor at Texas Tech University and chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy, she specializes in atmospheric science, the climate change crisis, and why it’s a real problem for us in the here and now. She’s been the lead author of the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments, and she hosts a PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: Over the last several years, Hayhoe’s efforts to bring awareness to climate change have been tireless. Aside from her scientific work and her media work with PBS, she writes regularly about climate change for the Washington Post and gave a TED talk on the topic. In 2022, she advocated for climate change reform at the New Yorker Festival and the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt.