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Multimedia | Adapting to a Changing Climate: Managing Our Cities & Food Supply

Feb, 26 2013

The Earth Institute and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) present a panel discussion, "Adapting to a Changing Climate: Managing Our Cities & Food Supply," with  Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI); Sergej Mahnovski, Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability; and Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University.

The panel, moderated by Steve Cohen, Executive Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University, explored how science is enhancing society’'s ability to understand and manage the impacts of climate variability and change. We looked at predictions, projections, tools and programs from disasters relief, agricultural, and urban perspectives, as well as investigated what stakeholders can do to improve the process of using science to influence decisions.

Originally scheduled for the night that Hurricane Sandy hit NYC, this panel discussed how lessons from Sandy can be applied to protect and strengthen resiliency across the globe.