Book Talk: "Hot, Hungry Planet" by Lisa Palmer
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Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050 according to U.N. predictions. With resources already scarce, how will we feed them all? Journalist Lisa Palmer has traveled the world for years documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations on the front lines of fighting the food gap. In this new work, she shares the story of the epic journey to tackle two of our planet’s greatest challenges: climate change and global hunger.
Hot, Hungry Planet focuses on three key concepts that support food security and resilience in a changing world: advances in the social, educational, and agricultural sectors; improved land use and farming technologies; and policy nudges with the potential to reduce adverse environmental impacts of agriculture while producing more food. Palmer breaks down this difficult subject through seven concise and easily-digestible case studies around the globe, presenting the stories of individuals in six key regions—India, sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Indonesia. Hot, Hungry Planet paints a hopeful picture of both the world we want to live in and the substantial strides required to get there.
Join us for the event, which will highlight the book's launch, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., with a reception to follow.