by Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Executive Director
Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions
Tuesday, April 24, at 3 PM
WVU Media Innovation Center, Evansdale Crossing 4th Floor
NOTE: this seminar will also be available via live feed webinar
Climate change is upon us and the evidence is nearly everywhere, including rising sea levels, melting glaciers, more extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns. These changes are rapidly making the business of growing our food less predictable and riskier. The seminar will cover the basics of climate change and how the changing climate is affecting our globally interconnected and interdependent food supply including our staple commodities and our favorites like coffee, wine, and chocolate – just about everything on the menu. We face a food security and national security challenge. Addressing this challenge requires innovative research to develop new practices and tools that help the agricultural and the food sectors adapt to the new normal, and mitigate their impact. New outreach approaches, climate smart farming decision tools, and partnerships applicable to the Northeast and elsewhere will be discussed.
For more information and to register for the seminar or live feed webinar, please visit: http://bit.ly/MikeHoffmanSeminar.