Food and Climate
Great Decisions 2014 | Topic 6
The U.S. is getting ready, but can it lead the way to climate reform?
Even as a sixth of the world’s population suffers from chronic hunger, a changing climate threatens to wreak havoc on already insecure and vulnerable populations. As food and water become scarce and once fertile land becomes barren, the U.S. finds itself faced with new challenges in securing the globe. The U.S. is getting ready, but can it lead the way to climate reform?
- Two Big Players Enter the Fray
- Hawaii’s GMO ban follows in Europe’s footsteps
- UNICHEF: Top Chefs Gather in Support of the World’s Children
- Great Decisions Podcast: Climate Change with Nathaniel Keohane
- Uniting Food Security and Economic Growth in Africa
Jared Diamond’s follow-up to his Pulitzer-Prize winning book Guns, Germs and Steel explores how climate change and population explosion have caused the collapse of societies in the past and what it means for civilization today.
Bjorn Lomborg argues that we ought to focus on more cost-effective strategies like investing in green energy research and development rather than attempting today’s ineffective and expensive solutions.
Michael Klare believes that the world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion and argues that the greatest task of this coming century ought to be radically altering our consumption patterns.