Professor of Technology, Climatologist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe speaks appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and his new book | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas – As the Texas saying goes, this isn’t world-renowned climatologist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe’s “first rodeo” when it comes to national television.
The Texas Tech professor has appeared on everything from CNN to CBS This Morning to meetings with former President Barack Obama – and now on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week to discuss climate change and his work in West Texas.
She said appearing in the late night comedy was a fun and refreshing change.
“Usually, when I get the chance to talk about climate change, it’s in the news, so it’s very serious. This time we really got to have fun. I like it because I really think we should be talking about climate change everywhere, ”Dr Hayhoe said.
On the show, she revealed to Kimmel that Hub City is actually the place to study climate science.
“Actually [Lubbock] is the best place to be a climatologist, who knew! We went here because the university wanted my husband, and I was the chaperone. But I live in an oil country where people question the science, but where they are more vulnerable to impacts than almost anywhere else, ”Hayhoe said during the episode.
Hayhoe pointed out that Texas is the most vulnerable state in the country to experience major and often devastating climate change. She added that the weather in Lubbock puts the city on the climatologists’ map.
“Almost 10 years ago, The Weather Channel hosted a contest for America’s Wildest Weather… and [Lubbock] won! ”said Hayhoe.
She also discussed her new book now called Save Us: The Case of a Climate Scientist for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.
“It’s written a lot from the perspective of someone who lives here in Lubbock and can see how weird our times are getting, how it affects us no matter who we are… Things change where we live, and so it all matters to us here in Texas. It’s not about what’s happening halfway around the world, it’s about how it affects us now, ”said Hayhoe.