Event Title

Food, Energy, Climate Nexus

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Description

As evidence mounts that human activities are changing the climate in ways that harm both natural and systems and people, humanity faces an unprecedented set of challenges to create a future trajectory that allows us to live within our planetary means. This talk will summarize key ways in which global food production, fossil fuel use and climate change are interrelated. In particular, we will explore what solutions to the climate crisis will also allow us to address the need to feed 10 billion humans by the end of this century while addressing the systemic forces that cause the less privileged globally bear the brunt of the environmental and human cost of climate change.

About the speaker:

Jack Herring Dean of Fairhaven College

Jack's research interests are primarily in the search for solutions to the most pressing of today's environmental and social quandaries. While he always considers these problems in a systematic, global framework, he is often drawn to community-based solutions that scale better to our natural forms of human organization.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

15-4-2020 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:24:01

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Program

World Issues Forum

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Climatic changes--Social aspects; Global environmental change--Social aspects; Famines; Human ecology

Type

video

Keywords

Climate crisis, Human cost, Human organization

Rights

This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM Apr 15th, 1:20 PM

Food, Energy, Climate Nexus

Fairhaven College Auditorium

As evidence mounts that human activities are changing the climate in ways that harm both natural and systems and people, humanity faces an unprecedented set of challenges to create a future trajectory that allows us to live within our planetary means. This talk will summarize key ways in which global food production, fossil fuel use and climate change are interrelated. In particular, we will explore what solutions to the climate crisis will also allow us to address the need to feed 10 billion humans by the end of this century while addressing the systemic forces that cause the less privileged globally bear the brunt of the environmental and human cost of climate change.

About the speaker:

Jack Herring Dean of Fairhaven College

Jack's research interests are primarily in the search for solutions to the most pressing of today's environmental and social quandaries. While he always considers these problems in a systematic, global framework, he is often drawn to community-based solutions that scale better to our natural forms of human organization.