Climate Now Episode 94

April 12, 2023

What is the future of agriculture in California?


In this Episode

On March 30, 2023, in partnership with the Livermore Lab Foundation and The Maddy Institute, Climate Now hosted a one day summit in Fresno, CA, examining the intersection of climate change and agriculture. Agriculture is both a leading driver of greenhouse gas emissions (contributing nearly one fifth of all global emissions) and a potential solution to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Fresno, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, also illuminates the other side of the agriculture-climate change coin: one of the nation’s most valuable agricultural regions, producing over a quarter of the nation’s food, is threatened by extreme droughts – and this year, extreme floods – brought on by climate change.

At Climate Now’s one day summit, farmers, business owners, scientists, policymakers, educators and activists gathered to discuss how to prepare for the changing climate in California and other agriculture producing regions, the challenges inherent to adaptation, and the opportunities that could come with adopting climate friendly technologies and practices.

For this week’s episode, join us for the key takeaways from this event.


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