Talking Climate — science & faith (Climate Outreach event)

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November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
High St
Oxford OX1
Climate Outreach

From Climate Outreach:

What can we learn from an award-winning climate scientist and Christian based in Texas about how to talk about climate change beyond the green bubble? A lot, as you can imagine! Katharine Hayhoe has been named one of FORTUNE’s ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’, TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ and Huffington Post’s ‘20 Climate Champions.’

Katharine’s approach is patient and compassionate and modeled after conversations she had with her husband, a linguistics professor and pastor who once himself had doubts about climate change. She is a brilliant communicator who spends her time talking with all sorts of people, from oil field engineers to Christian college students. She believes that “each of us, exactly as we are, with the values we already have, has every reason we need to care about climate change.”

Katharine will be coming to Oxford as a guest of Climate Outreach, in partnership with University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. Join us on 15 November to hear Katharine in conversation with Climate Outreach founder George Marshall about how we can use community values to get people on board with climate change, why social science is more effective than statistics, graphs and facts in engaging people, and why we all need to get talking, and keep talking, about climate change.

The event will take place at The University Church of St Mary in Oxford on 15 November. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start, and the event will be followed by a drinks reception. Tickets cost £3 but students can attend for free upon showing a valid student ID on the night, but please register your place online to reserve a space. See you there and tell your friends!

This event is wheelchair accessible.