"By 2050, the world must feed many more people, more nutritiously, and ensure that agriculture contributes to poverty reduction through inclusive economic and social development, all while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, loss of habitat, freshwater depletion and pollution, and other environmental impacts of farming.
"Princeton researchers have provided the first estimation of the potential damage from back-to-back, or compound heat waves, which the authors found will increase as global warming continues. But government warning systems and health care outreach do not currently calculate the risks of sequential heat waves.
C-PREE Research Scholar, Tim Searchinger, and his colleague, Richard Waite, discuss the promise of plant-based burgers to decrease the impact that cattle and other grazing animals have on the environment.
Prof. Michael Oppenheimer speaks with CNN about extreme weather events in a changing climate, the impact of these events on communities, and the role of government in taking actions to cut emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.
The New York Times reports on recent research by Dr. David Wilcove and Dr. Eyal Frank. Their study, using the example of the Indonesia black-winged mynas, looks at the disconnect between Cites (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and scientific data regarding threatened species.
Tim Searchinger, C-PREE Research Scholar, is featured in the third segment of NPR's Morning Edition series on imaging the world in 2050 and the changes that would be made to stop climate change.
C-PREE Faculty Director, Michael Oppenheimer's new book on the practices of scientific assessment is now available from the University of Chicago Press.
Q&A with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer
by B. Rose Kelly, Princeton School of...