Climate Scientist Evangelizes Skeptical Christians, And Solving A Century-Old Crime Spree

Sep 18, 2017

"The number one predictor of whether we think climate is changing and humans are responsible is not how much we know about science, but simply where we fall on the political spectrum," says Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
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For some, a belief in God and adherence to fact-based scientific research are mutually exclusive. That's not the case for Katherine Hayhoe, who's had remarkable success convincing evangelical Christians that climate change is caused largely by human activity. It could be because she's a conservative Christian herself. Then, we speak with baseball statistics guru Bill James and his daughter about a new book they've co-written on an unlikely subject; a century-old string of ax murders.

Katharine Hayhoe speaks at Westminster College's 2017 Hancock Symposium on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:20 a.m. For more information, visit

Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James present their book, 'The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. For more information, visit