Monday, May 9, 2022

Climate and The World's Food Systems: World Food Prize Laureate 2022

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Agriculture, Sustainability

Ed Hessler 

Goats and Soda (NPR) has a story about Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig who was named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate "for her wok to determine the impact of climate change on worldwide food production.

Julia Simon who reported the story noted that "one big question" has informed Rosenzweig's research: "'So What?'" It is an important question with its implications for all of us.

After a brief introduction which provides some details about her scientific life, an interview with Dr. Rosensweig follows. It includes these topics: what has most surprised her, her use of models,when she realized that climate change is the most significant threat to earth's food systems, a question asked by a farmer in Northern Nigeria, stakeholder - riven research, eco-anxiety, her unwillingness to consider the idea of failure and her life-long enthusiasm, how she intends to use the prize money ($250,000 US).

You will also find some links in the story which you may read here.

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