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.
U.S. Views on Climate Adaptation: Panel Discussion
April 4, 2013
Panel discussion of results of survey about U.S. views on climate adaptation -- March 28, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Meg Caldwell, Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions. Panelists: Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Operations, Office of the Mayor, New York City; Jon Krosnick, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Laurie McGilvray, Chief, Estuarine Reserves Divisions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Margaret Peloso, Attorney, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Carol Werner, Executive Director; Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
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.
Dr. Stephen Luby, Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow, outlines an agenda to address global water shortages and related health issues in coming decades - Otago International Health Research Network annual conference in Dunedin, New Zealand; Nov. 7, 2012.