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Season 2009 Episode 0722

Food Security and Climate Change

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Food Security and Climate Change
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Scientists calculate that temperatures will keep rising for the next 50 years, no matter how drastically we cut greenhouse gas emissions. Open Society Fellow Mark Hertsgaard and Sara Scherr, founder of Ecoagriculture Partners, discuss the implications of this somber reality for food production and global hunger.The panelists assess the severity of the problem, which is worsened by widespread soil erosion and dwindling rainfall in crop-growing regions. They also identify cause for hope. New farming techniques can boost crop yields while enabling plants to store carbon.The event is moderated by Ross Gelbspan, author of two acclaimed books on climate change: Boiling Point and The Heat is On.moreless
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