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Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Her Twitter feed is awash with abuse, detractors dedicate blogs to tearing her down, and there have been attempts to get her fired from her job.

But Professor Katharine Hayhoe, the climate scientist who refuses to stay silent, somehow manages to keep smiling.

It’s a trait that’s part natural disposition and part clever communication strategy. She doesn’t want to fight or instill fear - she wants to engage and encourage action.