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Climate Change and Agriculture: A Lecture with Associate Dean Hoffman

  • 07/20/2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • American Institutes for Research 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007

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Michael P. Hoffmann

Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and
Director of Cornell University's Agricultural Experiment Station

6:30 - 7:30 Reception
7:30 - 9 Presentation and Q&A

Please join us for this exciting presentation by Director and Associate Dean Michael P. Hoffmann, who will describe the changes that are occurring due to human-caused climate change and examples of what Cornell is doing to help ensure food security into the future.

Agriculture will no longer be business as usual.  The climate is changing - it is getting warmer, and the evidence is all around us. Springs are arriving earlier, summers are hotter and winters are warmer. Consistent with a warmer and moister atmosphere, we are also observing more severe weather and shifts in precipitation patterns. The decade 2001-2010 was the hottest recorded ever, and the trajectory is set for the average global temperature to continue to warm into the future - as much at 8° F by 2100 with smaller increases near the equator and greater at the poles.  The anticipated increases in temperature along with changes in precipitation patterns and greater variability in the weather have profound implications for agriculture and the security of our food supply.

Cost $15 member, $20 non-member

Contact A'ndrea Van Schoick, alv1@cornell.edu

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