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Making rain: How climate change can influence food prices in Africa

April 28, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Zoom

This is the second talk in the Hard Earth spring series.

Speaker: Amina Ly, PhD Student, Earth System Science

Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapidly growing population is straining local food systems. These systems operate with the expectation of predictable wet and dry seasons, but climate change has made them more irregular and extreme. Satellites can suss out how rainfall and flooding affect food prices. That knowledge can help food security.

Open to Stanford community

RSVP here with your Stanford email to receive Zoom details : https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtdO6grDwoBlBje3rrufYcbil-GPnn-g

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About the Hard Earth Spring speaker series

HARD EARTH: THE INTERCONNECTED IMPACT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

The COVID crisis makes one thing clear: society is ill-equipped to deal with disasters that do not respect borders and can cripple social and economic systems. Climate change, though radically different from a virus, similarly is a global threat. Hard Earth’s Spring 2020 series will feature virtual biweekly talks by four graduate students whose research probes a changing climate’s already-occurring impacts on livelihoods, jobs, food, and social safety nets around the world.

Click into any talk (RSVP) or register for 1-unit online course CEE126Z | EARTH126Z that encompasses all sessions.

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rollsscontact@stanford.edu
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650-670-7321