Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Impacts on Public Health and Agriculture
On April 10, the Wilson Center brings together a panel to discuss how climate change is affecting public health and agriculture.
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Climate change manifests itself in ways far beyond a slowly rising global mean surface temperature. Scientific data is making the public increasingly aware that a changing climate causes alterations in size, strength and frequency of storms, droughts, floods and other weather events, with significant potential consequences for public health, agriculture, biodiversity and social systems.
On April 10th, the Managing our Planet series will convene a panel of experts to discuss the outlook and impacts of extreme weather events that scientists see as connected to climate change.
The “Managing the Planet” seminar series – developed jointly by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program – addresses planetary scale problems and solutions.
The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors. Read more
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more