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Saving The Future With Katharine Hayhoe

Renee Bright

Climate scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe says one of the most important ways to fight climate change is to talk about it. And she wants to show people how.

Facts and statistics, she says, aren’t enough to shift climate deniers' hearts and minds about our changing planet. In fact, overwhelming people with data can increase polarization. Shaming, too, doesn’t work, and fear can result in inaction. Finding shared values, though, may help generate collective energy to avert environmental disaster. Katharine Hayhoe joins us this Friday at noon to explain how talking about climate change can alter the future.

Airs: Friday, Dec. 10, noon MT and Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. MT.

Katharine Hayhoe’s book is Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World [Amazon|Indiebound|Bookshop].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.