A recent press release from Texas Tech University announced that Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Center at the univiersity, has received a 2019 Champions of the Earth Award from the United Nations.

The award is the United Nations' highest environmental honor, according to the release, and Dr. Hayhoe is being recognized "for her commitment to understanding the effects of climate change and efforts to transform public attitudes."

Hayhoe has lead the charge with many efforts to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on the planet and it's inhabitants. She is an incredibly kind and gentle human with a heart for climate science that is rivaled by no other.

I enjoy listening to any talks that she gives but I especially enjoy her internet series called, 'Global Weirding'. If you haven't seen an episode of 'Global Weirding', I highly recommend this one:

Dr. Hayhoe is also world reknown for her discussion with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2016 about climate change and how technology can help fight the impact of human effects on our climate. You can check out that discussion by clicking here.

It's not every day that we get to boast about our local science community, but this is news that I couldn't resist sharing since I can be found geeking out on the weather now and then.