Global Food Security in Relation to Climate, Population, Technology, and Earth Changes

Friday, February 15, 2013: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 210 (Hynes Convention Center)
The symposium is multidisciplinary and combines the following vital concerns: How will the current and future climate affect global food security (GFS)? How will the increasing population respond to food supply and demands? When and how much will natural and anthropogenic global changes limit agricultural production, especially excessive water use? What contribution must an observational system provide, including satellite data, to monitor and predict environmental changes? How does interaction between agricultural technology and climate limit crop production? Do the climate and Earth changes provide enough time for agriculture to be adapted? A few leading scientists will address these issues.
Felix Kogan, NOAA
Alfred M. Powell, NOAA/Center for Satellite Application and Research
Jane Lubchenco, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Thomas R. Karl, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
The Weather and Climate Challenge of Food Security: Extreme Events in the U.S
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Improving Projections of Climate Impacts on Agriculture and Food Security
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