UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Book launch and conversation with Matt Winning and Katharine Hayhoe

18 January 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

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Effective communication and novel techniques to reach new audiences on climate issues - register for our webinar with guest speakers Professor Katharine Hayhoe and Dr Matt Winning.

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About the event 

An online book event about climate change communication with Matt Winning in conversation with world-renowned climate expert Katharine Hayhoe. Matt’s new book ‘Hot Mess: What on earth can we do about climate change?’ explains climate change to the wider public using jokes and personal stories, while Katharine’s new book, 'Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,' details how we can better talk about climate change to help solve the problem. Here they will chat about their experiences of effective communication and using novel techniques to reach new audiences on climate issues. Expect book readings and a good, old-fashioned Q&A.

About the speakers 

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Professor Katharine HayhoeProfessor Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist who is the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor and chair at Texas Tech University. Her TED talk, “The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it” has nearly 4 million views. She also hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, currently in its fifth season. Katharine has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, the United Nations Champion of the Environment, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador. Katharine can often be found talking to people about why climate change matters and what we can do to fix it, and her book SAVING US is out now.


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Dr Matt Winning: Dr Matt Winning is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources working on both climate policy and the circular economy. Matt also performs live climate change comedy and has a TEDx talk about the importance of using humour to discuss climate change. On radio he has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show and was a co-host of the BBC Radio 4 show Mark Watson and Matt Winning: Seriously, Though, The Planet. On TV Matt appeared as the environmental correspondent on Dave's 'Unspun with Matt Forde' and in BBC Scotland TV show The State of It. His first book HOT MESS came out in November 2021.