Agriculture and Climate Change – Earth and Space Podcast

This color-coded map in Robinson projection displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies. Normal temperatures are the average over the 30 year baseline period 1951-1980. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. The final frame represents the 5 year global temperature anomalies from 2016-2020. Scale in degrees Celsius. Credits: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.

One troubling issue associated with global warming is the effect it has on crops. Climate change requires scientists to connect climate science, crop models and economic models to examine food security and future crop yields.

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is among the research groups looking into this troubling problem. We’ll learn more about that work today.

Joining us on this episode of the Earth and Space podcast are two representatives from the institute: Jonas Jäegermeyr and Alex Ruane.

Dr. Jäegermeyr is a scientist with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and NASA GISS. Dr. Ruane is co-director of the climate impacts group at NASA GISS.

Jäegermeyr and Ruane, along with their colleagues have just published a new paper in Nature Food on Novermver 1, 2021 titled Climate impacts on global agriculture emerge earlier in new generation of climate and crop models. Their research forms the basis of our discussion.

Listen in.

Agriculture and Climate Change Podcast

About Elizabeth Howell

Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.

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