married Katherine, they didn't realize they were on opposite sides of the fence regarding her life's work.
But through years of dialog, Katherine Hayhoe, now an associate professor at Texas Tech University, brought her husband, Andrew Farley, around to the science behind climate change.
During those early years of marriage and debate, Farley
would frequently go to websites from those who deny that climate change is happening, and she
would answer his
questions with scientific answers.
"I do ask questions that the skeptics ask," Farley
listens to Hayhoe speak, he
later reminds her
that there are two battles happening over climate change: Is it happening, and what should we do about it?
said, scientists focus more on the second battle without realizing that the first has not yet been won.
"I guess my job is to remind her
that Battle No. 1 is far from over," Farley
"I tell her
over and over again that the most powerful presentations that she
does involve these myths about climate change and correcting these myths."
Farley, pastor of Ecclesia: Church Without Religion, is also a Texas Tech associate professor of linguistics.
written several books about faith, from "Heaven Is Now" to "God Without Religion" to "The Naked Gospel.