The Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition Interfaith Working Group wishes to thank all those who partnered with us to facilitate atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe’s recent visit to Fairbanks. We particularly thank the UAF Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and Heather McFarland and Tina Buxbaum for their support.
The sponsorship of Dr. Hayhoe’s visit, meetings with staff, faculty and students, and the Monday lecture “Climate Change: From Cutting-Edge Science to Innovative Solutions” was invaluable. We thank the Friends Church of Fairbanks for promoting and hosting Dr. Hayhoe’s Tuesday lecture “Caring for People and Creation” in their fine facility. Thanks to Jomo Stewart and the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation who graciously hosted Dr. Hayhoe’s talk “Climate Change in an Oil Rich State: Lessons from Texas.” Cold Climate Housing Research Center provided a meeting site for her to meet with groups working on climate. KUAC’s Robert Hannon interviewed Dr. Hayhoe and KUAC, KWRK, KFBX, KAKQ and KJNP helped spread the word. Groups who tabled on Monday night included Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition, Renewable Energy Systems, Green Star, Northern Alaska Environmental Center, Arctic Audubon, ABR Inc., Citizens Climate Lobby, UAF Office of Sustainability, University Community Presbyterian Church, Tanana Valley Farmers Market, Friends of Creamers Field, Arctic Alaska Peonies Co-op, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation, Co-op Market, Arbor Day Foundation, Borough Sustainability Commission, Native Movement, International Arctic Research Center and Alaska Songbird Institute.
Lastly, thanks to the 800-plus people who attended Dr. Hayhoe’s talks. To hear more, search for “Katharine Hayhoe TED talk” online.