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  • Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People

    Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People

    It could also reduce water stress, according to a new study that includes 14 major food crops from around the world.

  • Climate-Ready Crops: The Pros and Cons

    Climate-Ready Crops: The Pros and Cons

    “If crops don’t adapt to climate change, neither will agriculture, and neither will we,” said Cary Fowler of the Global Crop Diversity Trust at the 2009 TED conference. Climate change is already affecting food supplies around the world as heat waves and drought reduce grain harvests and food prices soar. For every 1˚ C rise above…

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People

    Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People

    It could also reduce water stress, according to a new study that includes 14 major food crops from around the world.

  • Climate-Ready Crops: The Pros and Cons

    Climate-Ready Crops: The Pros and Cons

    “If crops don’t adapt to climate change, neither will agriculture, and neither will we,” said Cary Fowler of the Global Crop Diversity Trust at the 2009 TED conference. Climate change is already affecting food supplies around the world as heat waves and drought reduce grain harvests and food prices soar. For every 1˚ C rise above…