Man, this lady is on fire! If you didn't know, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a professor of political science and atmospheric science at Texas Tech University. She's one of the most respected and revered out there, and has a way of explaining things that really hits home.

In this interview, the doctor talks to Jimmy Kimmel about climate change and, more importantly, explains how to talk to others who don't understand it. She almost comes off as a friendly kindergarten teacher who doesn't talk down to you. I also think she was a good sport when Kimmel threw on a red hat, which was a bit of unnecessary poking at the other side if you ask me.

Apparently, a lot of these techniques she talks about are from her new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a New World.

Dr. Hayhoe presents an excellent argument/question to present to the climate change deniers among you.

I implore you to take a few minutes and watch this interview. I'm aware some of you are on the Kimmel-hate bandwagon, but that doesn't matter. Focus on this wonderful person who lives right here in our own backyard. She's unflappable and awesome and I'm proud that she's one of ours.

May I also mention that Dr. Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian? She's not some new-age tree-hugger (or she might be, I don't know), she's a real person who lives in our town who is one of the leading experts in her field. Not only does she know how climate change is affecting the world, she knows how it's affecting you and your next-door neighbors.

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