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Kawamura: ‘Successful agriculture sustains civilization’

A.G. Kawamura, former California secretary of agriculture, presented
the final Heuermann Lecture of the 2016-17 season.
Watch the lecture on YouTube.

By Haley Steinkuhler, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) 

“It’s time for a global reset button,” Kawamura said. “We’re in a new age of agriculture. The pace of new knowledge and new thinking that is taking place is unbelievable. ”The current agricultural renaissance is essential to feeding a booming world population, Kawamura said. He is a supporter of the food, energy and water nexus and said he believes it is key for a resilient and sustainable future. “Food, energy and water cannot be looked at as silos,” he said. “They have to be looked at with the idea that we’re going to create resilience.” In addition to new technologies and new ways of thinking, education is a critical part of a successful future, Kawamura said. Read more here.

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Photo: A.G. Kawamura, by Brett Hampton

Climate Change in the American Mind – Heuermann Lecture Video Now Available

“Americans are beginning to connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather, jobs, national security, faith and values, making it here and now,” Anthony Leiserowitz stated in the recent Heuermann Lecture at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Leiserowitz is Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and research scientist in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale Unviersity.

Click here to watch the video.