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Mitigate, Adapt–or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions

April 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Swain Climate Policy Initiative and the Big Ten Collaboration: Democracy in the 21st Century are proud to welcome the author of “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, for a virtual event April 12 at 4 p.m. CDT.

Climate is changing—throughout California, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat wave events are becoming more frequent. Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations anymore—it’s affecting us, here and now. Not only that, but the choices we make today will have profound impacts on our future: the faster we cut our carbon emissions, the less we’ll need to adapt and the more suffering we can avert.

In such a politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? Or is it too late?

Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts and highlights the actions that are being taken to combat this critical issue today.

Registration is free, but required. You will receive an email with the link to watch within 24-48 hours after registering. Another email including the link to watch the event will be sent to all confirmed attendees closer to the event date. Register here.

If you have questions, please email hhhevent@umn.edu.

About Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a Horn Distinguished Professor and Endowed Professor of Public Policy and Public Lawin the Dept. of Political Science At Texas Tech University. Her book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” released in September 2021 and she also hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, currently in its fifth season. Katharine Has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, the United Nations Champion of the Environment, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador.


April 12, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Virtual Event
MN United States