Climate Change, Food Security and Environmental Justice
About This Class
Looking internationally and locally, this course uses a comparative lens to assess potential climate impacts on agricultural resources and distribution channels, issues of food security, and food distribution. Students will examine the impact of climate change on agriculture and food resources around the world and will examine the larger questions of food security and environmental justice. As weather patterns and hydrological resources shift, traditionally agriculturally rich areas will be increasingly strained. Food availability, whether a function of increasingly adverse growing conditions or political despondency, have become both more apparent and more dramatic. Students will study the political, geographical, and scientific predictions for conflict, and policies advocated alleviating imminent threats.