BREAKING NEWS: Evangelical christian and daughter of missionaries, disowned by Newt Gingrich for heresy.

Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist, evangelical christian and daughter of missionaries,  disowned by Newt Gingrich

Gingrich ditched a chapter from his new book on environment just a few days after Hayhoe’s participation in the book came to Limbaugh’s attention.

Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University, is well-known in the relatively small world of climate scientists for her willingness to engage with the public on climate change, especially with conservatives and faith-based communities. The daughter of Canadian missionaries, who spent part of her childhood in Colombia, she is an evangelical Christian.

Or as Limbaugh described her in a 19 December blogpost: “Newt Teams Up with Climate Babe Hayhoe for New Book”.

Gingrich, desperate to shore up his conservative credentials, said of the chapter at a recent campaign event: “That’s not going to be in the book. We didn’t know that they were doing that and we told them to kill it.”

“The next thing I know a reporter was calling me asking: ‘what do you think about the fact that your chapter is no longer in the book?” Hayhoe said.

She was more voluble on her twitterfeed, writing: “so much ‘spare’ time wasted I cd’ve spent w family, & 2. what an ungracious way to find out, eh?”

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