“I’ve been affected by climate change.”
From her interview with the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists:
BAS: Did you worry that you might be taken less seriously as a scientist if you spoke out about your beliefs and concerns?
Hayhoe: As scientists, we’re trained to just stick to the facts. With climate change, we can’t do that anymore. I’ve been affected by climate change; my family has been affected; my city has been affected. At some point, we have to take off our scientist hat and put on our human hat. I feel that by putting my biases and perspectives out in the public domain, so that everybody knows where I’m coming from and what I believe, it actually provides the basis for a more accurate evaluation of my science.