Capitol Hill Briefing
January 20th, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Senate Russell Office Building, Room 485
Please RSVP to [email protected] by January 18th, COB.
Climate change can affect food availability, access, utilization, and the stability of each of these over time. Disruptions at any point can lead to food insecurity through the activities of the food system, including food production, transportation, and storage.
The speakers will discuss the possible effects of climate change on domestic and international food security. They will also discuss the recent report Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System, a peer-reviewed scientific assessment that identifies climate change effects on global food security. The assessment is a contribution to the U.S. National Climate Assessment and was led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Edward Carr, Director of International Development, Community, and Environmental Department, Clark University
- Bill Easterling, Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
- Sonali McDermid, Assistant Professor, New York University