Climate Change and Food Security

Climate Change and Food Security

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

Presented by the American Meteorological Society, the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.