Katherine Hayhoe


Lecture Listening Guides

by Dr. David Capes

Lecturer: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Date: September 28, 2019

Title: “Christians, Climate, and Our Culture in the U.S.”


  1. What are some of the reasons Christian give for not taking climate change more seriously?


  1. Why does Hayhoe say that not all scientists are godless, liberal atheists?


  1. How does Hayhoe respond to the charge that climate change is actually a religion that worships the earth?


  1. What does Hayhoe mean when she says she does not “believe in” global warming?



  1. What is the second greatest gift the Lord God has given us?



  1. Why can science not be in conflict with faith?



  1. What is the opposite end of the spectrum from those who worship the earth?



  1. Where does Hayhoe say Christians should be on the spectrum?



  1. What is the creation care movement?



  1. What does the ECO image convey?



  1. What does the EGO image convey?


  1. What does the THEO image convey ?



  1. How do we know climate change is happening?



  1. What is the difference between weather and climate?


  1. What are some natural explanations for climate change?



  1. How far back does the science of greenhouse gases go? What gases are responsible for warming the planet?



  1. Why does Hayhoe say that climate change is not an environmental issue?



  1. Why does Hayhoe think that pulling the plug on fossil fuels is impractical?



  1. What are some options to fossil fuel energy?



  1. What does Hayhoe say are some manifestations locally in climate change?



  1. How is climate change a people issue?



  1. What is the most important thing people can/should do?