American Security Project – Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: AgTech
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7, for the fourth installment of ASP’s Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, focused on advances in agriculture technology. Few industries are more attuned to—and dependent on—the weather than farming. In the coming decades, climate change will make farmers’ jobs more difficult than ever, as rising temperatures, unpredictable rainfall, and spreading pests all take their toll on production. But agriculture is not a neutral actor: emissions from the sector account for more than 10 percent of the U.S. total, only marginally less than those from all commercial businesses and residences. Join ASP for a discussion on how innovation in agriculture—including advances in biotech, animal husbandry, soil and nutrient management, and more—can help agriculture adapt to climate change, reduce emissions, or even become a net carbon sink.