A Climate of Hope: Scientists and Faith Communities Addressing the Climate Crisis

On December 17, 2019, AAAS DoSER hosted Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, and Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori for a discussion on climate change, environmental stewardship, and ways faith communities and scientists are working together to address one of today’s most pressing issues.

Many religious communities are working closely with scientists, civic leaders, and policy-makers to address the causes and effects of climate change. However, although there is overlap between the groups, sometimes scientists and people of faith experience challenges understanding and engaging with each other. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, as scientists and leaders in their faith communities, help build trust and enhance communication between the scientific and religious communities. They connect forefront science with a passion for world service in ways that resonate with both groups, fostering dialogue about shaping effective practices for environmental stewardship.


Alan LeshnerWelcome0:00 - 2:34
Jennifer WisemanIntroduction2:35 - 12:56
Katharine HayhoeSpeaker12:57 - 48:06
Bishop Katharine Jefferts SchoriDiscussant48:18 - 1:12:18
Q&A1:14:40 - 1:44:54