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Columbia Energy Exchange

Feeding The Planet, Sustainably


Cynthia Rosenzweig & Matthew Hayek

NASA Scientist & NYU Professor

Last year, David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy, reached out to two prominent scholars.

He asked if they would teach a session about the food system and climate change as part of a course he was teaching.

The connection would lead to the development of the Food Climate Partnership, a collaboration between the Center on Global Energy Policy, the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) and New York University.

Host Bill Loveless speaks with the two scholars whose appearance in David’s classroom spawned the project, NYU Professor Matthew Hayek and NASA Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig.

They speak about the carbon costs of global food production and how we can redirect our agriculture systems in a cleaner, greener direction.

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