The Heat is On

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Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University

Hayhoe is a professor at Texas Tech University, where she is also the director of the Climate Science Center. She has been the lead author for several National Climate Assessments and her research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. Hayhoe has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People and Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers.

Varshini Prakash

Varshini Prakash

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sunrise Movement

Prakash is the executive director and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led organization that advocates for political action on climate change. She is the author of “Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can,” published in 2020. Prakash was one of TIME’S 100 Most Influential People and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2019, and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post and BBC.

Robert Bullard

Robert Bullard

Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University

Bullard is the former dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs and a distinguished professor at Texas Southern University. Previously, he was the founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. Bullard is also an award-winning author and co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium. In 2019, Apolitical named him one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy.