Carhart Science Lectureship – Dr. Rachel Lamb

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Sherman Center

Persons who are serious about their Christian faith have often been perceived as skeptical about climate change. Yet climate change is one of the greatest existential threats of our time. For Rachel Lamb, there is no conflict between faith and climate science -- in fact, faithfulness to God necessarily includes acting on climate change. Rachel recently completed her Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, where she worked to advance nature-based climate solutions using cutting-edge science from NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System. Rachel is also one of the founders of “Young Evangelicals for Climate Action”, and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the organization. In 2015, Rachel was named a White House Champion of Change for her efforts in protecting our environment and communities from the effects of climate change. Rachel will speak on finding connections between faith and climate science.


11:00 am         Student Address: Climate action as a Christian practice of faith, hope, and love (Sherman Center)

3:00 pm           Come-and-Go Coffee (Tiger Café)

7:00 pm           Carhart Science Lectureship (Sherman Center)

                        Ecosystem restoration as a tool for climate mitigation: quantifying the carbon benefits of our natural and working lands



Student Resources suggested by Rachel:

TED Talk by Katherine Hayhoe: What if Climate Change is Real?

TED Talk by Hayhoe: The most important thing you can do about climate change: talk about it