June 24, 2016
The oceans play an important role in the earth’s climate system, absorbing both heat and carbon While these processes act to mitigate the effects of global warming, they are not without their own consequences. In this session, panelists will discuss some of the impacts on ocean circulation, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and marine life. The panel will also explore how reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would help mitigate these effects.
Dr. Andrew McDonnell
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan
Johns Hopkins University
Oceanographer in the Oceans and Climate Group
Dr. Ingrid Biedron
June 24, 2016
Agriculture and climate change affect each other powerfully: agriculture's significant emissions exacerbate climate change; climate change brings extreme and unpredictable weather, threatening crops, livelihoods, and food security. To protect all these, and planetary health, agriculture is already figuring out how to get “climate-smart” and lower its emissions of heat-trapping gases: methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide. What does this climate-smart farming look like, on farms small and large, across the U.S.? How do farmers shift to doing this? How long does the transition take? Do farmers want to shift? What support and incentives are there for shifting? And how does carbon pricing fit in?
June 23, 2016
Conference Kickoff & Welcome with Marshall Saunders and Mark Reynolds.