Climate Change Impacts: The Risks and How to Reduce Them
September 18, 2014
Scientists from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment — including contributors to the recent United Nations IPCC report on climate extremes and adaptation — joined other practitioners in a panel discussion on the findings of their latest work related to climate change impacts and risks. The event was held Sept. 17, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Agricultural Ecologist David Lobell, 2013 MacArthur Fellow | MacArthur Foundation
September 24, 2013
Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow David Lobell was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.
Households depend upon food prices, incomes, and disease burdens that impact the ability to use consumed food. Climate change and extreme temperatures impact all of these factors. In this talk, Stanford Woods Institute Center Fellow David Lobell, associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, focuses on the impact of heat in growing regions that are important for food prices. He reviews recent research on heat impacts and discusses whether crop yields are becoming more or less sensitive to heat.
Linkages between food systems and human health in Africa
November 19, 2012
Per Pinstrup-Andersen talks about new evidence on the linkages among agriculture, nutrition, and health, with a special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Currently lost in debate—growing more food does not necessarily lead to better nutrition or health unless other things are put in place. Pinstrup-Andersen is a world-renowned specialist on undernutrition, health, poverty, and food, and in 2001 was named World Food Prize Laureate. Eran Bendavid, assistant professor of Medicine at Stanford, provides commentary. This is the tenth talk in FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series.