Climate and Weather-Driven Food Shocks in Different Parts of the World

Friday, February 12, 2016: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Kirsty Lewis, Met Office Hadley Center for Climate Science and Services, Exeter, United Kingdom
The talk will set out how climate variability and climate change interact with the geography of global food production. We look at where global food production is focused and the types of weather events that drive production shocks in different parts of the world. The talk will discuss what climate model projections tell us about how the weather hazard may change over time in the context of food security, and the risks associated with extreme weather impacts on the stability of food production.