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The 2020 E.T.S. Walton Lectures on Science and Religion were given by:





Prof. Katharine Hayhoe


Climate Science Center
Texas Tech University


Christians, Climate, and our Culture around the World

The lecture was given on 9 March 2020 at University College Cork.
(No recording is available for this lecture.)

Climate Change: Facts, Fictions, and our Faith

This lecture was live streamed on 29 October 2020:

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas). She specialises in climate impact assessments and in translating climate projections into actionable information. She has been a lead contributor to U.S. National Climate Assessments.

Professor Hayhoe is also a renowned science communicator and an evangelical Christian who is fearless to speak out about climate change. Her message is: The climate is changing, it is human caused, the impacts are serious, and it is time to act. More information about Katharine Hayhoe can be found on her personal webpages.

The 2020 Walton Lectures were organised by Christians in Science Ireland in collaboration with the UCC Christian Union.


Other presentations by Katharine Hayhoe:

Church of Ireland Theological Lecture at Queen’s University (18 March 2020)

Global Weirding with Katharine Hayhoe:
Climate Change and Coronavirus
The Pandemic's Effects on Climate Change

TED talk: The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it



The E. T. S. Walton Lectures on Science and Religion

The E. T. S. Walton Lectures on Science and Religion (Walton Lectures in brief) are a series of lectures on currents topics related to science and religion, suitable to an audience of academics and informed lay persons. Each year a speaker, who is a scientist, philosopher, or theologian of international reputation, will be invited to give a lecture, which will be held in one or more locations on the island of Ireland.

The Walton Lectures are named after physicist and Nobel laureate the late Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton. Walton's work as a scientist and his Christian commitment are well documented in the biography written by V. J. McBrierty: Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton, The Irish Scientist, 1903-1995 (Trinity College Dublin, 2003). Walton was a committed member of the Methodist church, and following the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 jointly to himself and John Cockroft, he spoke on science and religion to audiences in Ireland, the United States, and Sweden.

The Walton Lectures are organised by Christians in Science Ireland.



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