CANCELLED: Countdown to COP26

Katharine Hayhoe

Trinity College Glasgow is hosting an open public lecture with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Presented in partnership with Tearfund Scotland, as part of the Countdown to COP26 Glasgow, she will reflect on Christians, Climate, and our Culture around the World.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric climate scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, host of the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders. She is also a climate ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance.

At its core, climate change is profoundly unjust. It exacerbates hunger, poverty, and even political instability, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable people of the world, the very ones we Christians are called to love and care for. As the scientific evidence builds, however, so does the opposition to solutions: they’re impractical, or they'll harm people, or they're even too late, some argue. Why is climate change such a difficult problem to solve, and what can we as Christians do about it?

Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science behind global warming and highlights the key role our faith and values play in shaping our attitudes and actions on this crucial topic.

This event is for anyone interested in responses to climate change, whether a person of faith or not - but is also a great event to bring a church group to. Youth and student groups especially welcome.

Date and time

Friday 20 March 2020 from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.

How to book

This event is free. To secure your place, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Location

Wellington Church of Scotland, 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LE