AGR-317 - Local Strategies: Addr Climate

Food is an important part of the equation as we analyze the growth of population and the perils of climate change. Already today the majority of humanity lives in cities and by 2050, the number will increase to 7 out of every 10 people on earth. Agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate change. Evidence of climate change's impact in United States is already apparent in changing precipitation patterns and more frequent or erratic extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cold and heatwaves. At the very local level, climate change impacts ecological and socioeconomic factors that result invulnerabile families, forests and farming systems. In this course, we will discuss the opportunities and constraints that farmers and eaters face in adapting to shifting climate conditions, and will emphasize interventions and strategies for survival and change at the local level. (This course, taught at ECO City Farms, should be taken before AGR 302, along with AGR 301)
Academic Level
Continuing Education Level
Subject
Agriculture
Department
Continuing Ed - Open Classes
Credits
Not Available
Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
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