World Food Day - Climate: Changes, Challenges and Consequences

In this program, a panel of three international experts trace the links between climate change, hunger and poverty. The panelists are:

  • Suzanne Hunt, independent consultant, currently divides her time between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Global Bioenergy Partnership
  • Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Research Scientist and Leader of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Stanford University professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and founder and editor of the Interdisciplinary journal, Climate Change

The discussion, chaired by PBS journalist Ray Suarez, involves the panelists discussing the many crosscutting issues of global climate change, especially its disastrous consequences for millions of poor and chronically undernourished people.

The overwhelming majority of the world's climate scientists are convinced that the looming crisis is caused primarily by "humankind's activities" and will require immediate and farsighted action by all nations, rich and poor.

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