Thursday, March 20, 2014 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
CAN WE ADAPT TO A MUCH WARMER WORLD?
Exploring the challenges of a climate change ‘hotspot’
The impacts of climate change are already underway in the US-Mexico border region and temperatures could increase up to 4 degrees C in the coming century. What can be done to adapt to the warmer and drier conditions? Will the region need to reallocate water rights, relocate endangered species, and redesign cities? What are the implications for the regions’ poor in terms of access to affordable water, food and energy?