SUNY Adirondack, Plattsburgh host renowned climate scientist

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March 15, 2022

Katharine Hayhoe to discuss taking action against global climate change

QUEENSBURY, New York (March 15, 2022) — Katharine Hayhoe will deliver “Bridging Differences: Empowering Action Through Communication” to the SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Adirondack communities March 24 via Zoom.

The renowned environmentalist will speak at 3 p.m. in a Zoom session that is free and open to the public.  

“Bridging Differences” is a climate change discussion offered by SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh, in collaboration with North Country Climate Solutions.

Canadian-born Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist, teaches at Texas Tech University and is chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy. She is principal investigator for the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Adaptation Science Center and the National Science Foundation’s Global Infrastructure Climate Network. Her research focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. She also hosts the PBS digital series “Global Weirding,” and was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and was among Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

As an evangelical Christian, Hayhoe frequently speaks with faith-based and politically diverse audiences about climate change. 

“Katharine is a global leader in talking about climate change and advocating for change,” said Scott Royael, SUNY Adirondack’s sustainability coordinator.

Attendance is free. Register at

To learn more about Hayhoe, please visit