Katharine Hayhoe was named to the list of the World's 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019 by Apolitical.

Hayhoe, co-director of the Texas Tech Climate Center and a professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences, is considered one of the world's leading experts on climate science.

According to a Texas Tech news release, Hayhoe engages with stakeholders in industries including agriculture, public health, energy and infrastructure to communicate the relevance of incorporating information on our changing climate into societal planning today.

“I am honored to be included in this global list and I am particularly delighted that it has been put together by an organization named Apolitical,” Hayhoe said. “A thermometer is not Democrat or Republican; it doesn’t give us a different answer depending on how we vote. Climate is changing, humans are responsible, and we need experts from across the entire political spectrum to be proposing smart, viable solutions that make us all better off.”