Lecture

Making Sense of Climate Change

Carbon Dioxide, Plants and Food

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

How do plants respond to rising carbon dioxide? Learn what climate change means for the world’s food supply and its nutritional value. Fourth lecture in the 6-part "Making Sense of Climate Change" series, hosted by Bert Drake.

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

Despite widespread agreement among scientists, climate change has become one of the most hotly debated and perplexing issues of our time. How has one species managed to shape the Earth’s climate, and how is climate change shaping our future in return? Join Smithsonian plant scientist Bert Drake for "Making Sense of Climate Change," a free 6-part lecture series on the science and history of climate change. Discover how we got here, how we move forward, and what it could mean for our food, our coastlines and our homes. Come for any or all of these lectures. No pre-registration required, and attendance at the first lectures is not required to attend later ones.

Lecture 4: "CO2, Plants and Food"
How do plants respond to rising carbon dioxide? Learn what climate change means for the world’s food supply and its nutritional value.

View the full "Making Sense of Climate Change" series