Tech Professor In TIME Magazine Top 100

Published 04/24 2014 02:59PM

Updated 04/24 2014 06:42PM

By: Meredith Hillgartner

LUBBOCK,TX- Katharine Hayhoe is one person. 

One of seven billion people on the planet.

She is also one of 100 people on TIME Magazine's Most Influential People List for 2014.

The annual honor awards people from around the planet on their efforts in activism and innovation.

Hayhoe is honored for her work on climate change.

A global issue, that also hits close to home. 

"Here we need a certain amount of water to grow our crops and the hotter it gets the more water we need," Hayhoe said. "So that is the reason we care about it here in west Texas."

Also on the list: Hilary Clinton, Megyn Kelley and President Obama.

Beyonce takes the cover spot.

Hayhoe helped produce the 2013 Showtime documentary 'Years of Living Dangerously.'

Co-worker on the film, Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle, said Hayhoe is a "smart person who defies stereotype."

Hayhoe's nickname is the 'enviromental evangelist' for her belief that climate change is not an issue for 'liberals' and 'tree-huggers,' but an issue for 'conservatives' and 'Christians.'

Time Magazine's annual Most Influential People Issue will hit newsstands May 5. 

It can be purchased on an e-reader starting Friday April 25. 

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