The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival has now ended! Thanks for joining us for 30 days of virtual programming with the biggest names in politics, policy and the media.

Is there a session you still want to catch up on? Sessions marked with "On Demand" or "Live + Replay" will be available for viewing through Oct. 5, 2020. 

Didn’t get a ticket? Visit tribfest.org to watch more than 30 free sessions from the 2020 Festival and sign up to receive updates on upcoming Texas Tribune events.

Back To Schedule
Wednesday, September 23 • 8:00am - 8:30am
The Heat is On

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Climate change is a racial issue. Climate change is a gender issue. Climate change is a generational issue. This crazy year has only made it more so.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 20 and aired on Sept. 23.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by Neste and supported by Burnt Nopal and CapMetro.

Purchase Varshini Prakash’s "Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can” and Ayana Johnson’s “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” in our Festival book store here.

avatar for John Schwartz

John Schwartz

Science Writer at The New York Times
Schwartz is a science writer for The New York Times, where he covers climate change. He also writes a humor column for the business section’s mutual funds quarterly and previously covered topics including the space program, law and infrastructure. Before joining the Times, Schwartz... Read More →

avatar for Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University
Hayhoe is a professor at Texas Tech University, where she is also the director of the Climate Science Center. She has been the lead author for several National Climate Assessments and her research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we... Read More →
avatar for Varshini Prakash

Varshini Prakash

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sunrise Movement
Prakash is the executive director and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led organization that advocates for political action on climate change. She is the author of “Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can,” published in 2020. Prakash was one of TIME’S... Read More →
avatar for Robert Bullard

Robert Bullard

Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University
Bullard is the former dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs and a distinguished professor at Texas Southern University. Previously, he was the founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. Bullard is also an... Read More →
avatar for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Founder & CEO of Ocean Collectiv
Johnson is the founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions, and the founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute and served as a leader of the march for... Read More →

Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
  On Demand