Geography Speaker Series Presents, Dr. Robyn Wilson: Understanding climate adaptation decisions in the eastern Corn Belt

September 4, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
via Zoom
Geography Colloquium

Robyn S. Wilson

Professor, Ohio State University



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Climate change in the eastern Corn Belt Region (ECBR) is projected to bring higher temperatures, more variable and extreme levels of precipitation, 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.

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Registration is required. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning to participate in this event, please register by September 11, 2020.