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Discussing Climate, Cities and Food

On October 29, the Earth Institute and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society were slated to hold a discussion on climate, food and cities. The event was canceled, though, as Sandy made landfall that night. In the wake of the storm, which left millions without power and washed away neighborhoods on the Jersey Shore, Staten Island and Brooklyn, a real-time discussion about the intersection of these topics started to take place between the public, researchers and elected officials.

That conversation has been going on for over 100 days since Sandy. It’s against this backdrop that the Earth Institute and IRI rescheduled the event, called Adapting to a Changing Climate: Managing Our Cities & Food Supply, for February 26. Below is a Storify recap of the conversation about the event as it unfolded on Twitter.

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