Food Security and Climate Change

Open Society sent me this message. You might be interested to watch this live.
Scientists calculate that temperatures will keep rising for the next 50 years, no matter how drastically we cut greenhouse gas emissions. Open Society Fellow Mark Hertsgaard and Sara Scherr, founder of Ecoagriculture Partners, will discuss the implications of this somber reality for food production and global hunger.
The panelists will assess the severity of the problem, which is worsened by widespread soil erosion and dwindling rainfall in crop-growing regions. But they will also identify cause for hope. New farming techniques can boost crop yields while enabling plants to store carbon.
The event will be moderated by Ross Gelbspan, author of two acclaimed books on climate change: Boiling Point and The Heat is On.
Where: OSI-New York
When: July 22, 2009, from 5:30pm US Eastern time
Go to Web site http://www.fora.tv/live/osi

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