Robyn Wilson: Climate Change in the Eastern Corn Belt Region
Date: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Host: Department of Geography
Please join Robyn Wilson, professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, for a conversation about climate change in the Eastern Corn Belt Region. Climate change in this region is projected to bring highier temperatures, more variable and extreme levels of precipiatation, and longer growing seasons. While these possibilities imply opportunity for increased production, managing change sustainably will be increasingly challenging. The most concerning climate impact was more frequent extreme rainfall events. Farmer overall concern and interest in making adaptations was low (28%); however, interest in making adaptations increased as the likelihood of experiencing impacts increased. The implications of this study for policy will be discussed.
If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please register by September 11, 2020. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Miller.