The Adaptation Imperative: Food Security and Climate Change

The Adaptation Imperative: Food Security and Climate Change

The has posted video and audio of a recent panel discussion on the implications for food production and global hunger in the age of global warming. During the 97-minute discussion, , Open Society fellow Mark Hertsgaard and founder Sara Scherr assess the severity of the problem, which is worsening due to widespread soil erosion and dwindling rainfall in crop-growing regions. The panelists also identify causes for hope, including new farming techniques that can boost crop yields and improve the carbon-storing properties of plants. The panel was moderated by Ross Gelbspan, the author of two books on climate change: Boiling Point and The Heat Is On.