Top Climate Communicator – Katharine Hayhoe

The head of the climate communication prize committee, has won the climate communication prize.

2018 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication Bestowed upon Dr. Katharine Hayhoe | Climate One

Climate Communication Prize Committee – Leadership

This came three years after she announced the Texas permanent drought.

environmental activists and reporters began to ask whether “drought”—a temporary weather pattern—was really the right term for what was happening in the state, or whether “desertification” was more appropriate. “We’re on our fourth year of drought,” Katharine Hayhoe, director of the climate science center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, told the industry magazine Meatingplace

What Climate Change Is Doing to the Texas Cattle Ranch | The New Republic

And right in the middle of Texas’ three wettest years on record.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

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33 Responses to Top Climate Communicator – Katharine Hayhoe

  1. R2Dtoo says:

    This is more like a “participation” award. It apparently doesn’t matter if she can’t separate weather and climate. It also doesn’t matter that her “predictions/pronouncements” are totally bogus. In an honest world her opinion would no longer matter.

  2. Bob Hoye says:

    Can this be sent somewhere so that it gets Hayhoe’s attention?

  3. R Shearer says:

    She is a worthy awardee. To paraphrase the late Stephen Schneider, “We have to offer up scary stories, say them with certainty but we don’t have to be honest.”

  4. Sean says:

    Circular arguments, circular awards.

  5. Rah says:

    I’m down here in Larado again. Filling in for a team driver. Dropped the load we brought down and now waiting for out back haul to come across the border. Potential for severe weather pretty high today all the way up through Texarkana. The quicker we can leave the better.

    • John F. Hultquist says:

      Last week, I was west bound on I-90 in Washington State and there was an accident at the end of a long hill, on a turn, onto a bridge. A tractor/trailer had tipped over the concrete barriers and was across the east-bound lanes. Barriers on the far side kept the unit from going completely off and maybe into the Columbia River.
      There are often wind gusts at that spot, but after the initial reporting there has been no information.
      good photo here

      Stay safe.

  6. Gator says:

    Awesome! This means she is now eligible for the Peter H Gleick Ethics in Climate Science Award. Surely she is a front runner, but in an extremely and immensely crowded field.

    Good luck Katy!

  7. DM says:

    Pls note: The award is for COMMUNICATION, not science. Promoting catastrophic climate change requires extraordinary story telling skills, an extraordinary imagination and extraordinary adaptability. Imagination and adaptability are required because reality time and time again ruins the existing narrative.

    • Rah says:

      Alarmists spend just as much time trying to figure out the best way to communicate their pseudoscience and data as they do creating the garbage.

  8. Spiritus Mundi says:

    This is a typical MO for leftist. When they mess up or get caught in lies or scandal they are given awards. The bigger the faux-pa the more ‘prestigious’ the award.

    • czechlist says:

      I believe Time Ragazine just named Christine Blasey F ord as on of the most influential prrsons of 2019. She is an “icon”.
      Almost the entire list is just an example of virtue signalling and diversity.

  9. Crispin in Waterloo says:

    She is a Ms messiah in some circles.

    Didn’t the “Team” create SkS and RealClimate in order to improve “communication”? What is the metric for “communication”? Did this same committee write the definitions section of the contest?

    From all reports, their communications are failing to convince the increasingly skeptical public. Is the award an A for effort or A for results? What is the metric for “results”?

    Is there a causal link between effort and results, or is it only a negative correlation?

    If the award is for effective communication, I nominate Dr Judith Curry who with much less effort achieves much greater results.

  10. Geo says:

    Tony, did you not once say that the Arctic Sea ice quadrupled in thickness? How often do you correct YOURSELF?

  11. John F. Hultquist says:

    Lubbock TX, home of Texas Tech, has a newspaper called the Avalanche. One might suspect that Hayhoe is confused by this association with massive snow events in the middle of the Llano Estacado. Or not. Regardless, she is definitely confused.

    I wonder if the Avalanche editors ever question the pronouncements she makes, or even know of them, and how wrong she has been.

  12. Rah says:

    When is “permadrought” Andrew Dressler over at Texas A&M going to get his Boobi prize?

  13. Rah says:

    LOL! The New York Press Club is going to give Jim Acosta their “Truth to Power” award. Things must be really going badly in the leftists world. The truth is that CNNs prime time ratings are down about 50 percent.

  14. GCSquared says:

    The graph brings out a pet peeve of mine, that any EE worth their salt would be able to run a competent noise analysis on climate data and get a pretty good idea of the likelihood that some trend is out of the ordinary.

    Oh wait, that would ruin everything.

  15. gregole says:

    Stupid games; stupid prizes.

  16. Colorado Wellington says:

    In related news, Castro pinned a medal on Maduro.

  17. rah says:

    Waited 7 1/2 hours in Laredo before they gave a load bound for Hitachi in Berea, KY. Drove through down pours from Texarkana to Memphis. Dead headed home from Berea after delivering the load.

    The company I work for lost a lot of teams and that is why I’m getting stuck doing so much teaming. The bosses make excuses but I know that they lost most of those teams because they let them sit and told them so. You don’t let teams being paid by the mile sit.

    Their failure to keep teams moving happens because of two reasons.

    1. Sloth and inefficiency at the Laredo terminal. This is demonstrated by the fact that when my boss goes to Laredo things work better but as soon as he leaves things go into the crapper again.
    2. Not having enough lead time built into loads. The companies we pull for don’t want freight to sit even a day so they expect to have teams waiting at the terminal to take loads on to their destination as soon as they cross the border. But I learned long ago that you cannot rely on the Mexicans across the border to perform consistently and the fact that the border gets closed without notice also is a big problem. Combine the two and you get very unhappy teams sitting on their arses.

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