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Agriculture After Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), the "father of the Green Revolution," is said to have affected more people's lives than any one human in the 20th century, and yet he has almost no name recognition. In the 1960s, Borlaug led the scientific crusade to breed high yielding wheat, which required prodigious applications of synthetic fertilizers. In this lecture, Dr. Tim Crews sets the achievements of Norman Borlaug in context by exploring how humanity managed soil fertility before Borlaug's Green Revolution, and he unfolds some fundamental sustainability challenges facing humanity in Borlaug's wake. In the conclusion, Crews addresses whether organic agriculture can feed the world. Recorded 1 October 2009.

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AGCI's Latest Climate Change & Aspen Report Released

AGCI's Latest Climate Change & Aspen Report Released

AGCI has released a new report on the potential impacts of climate change to Aspen. This report entitled, "Climate Change and Aspen: An Update on Impacts to Guide Resiliency Planning and Stakeholder Engagement," provides an updated snapshot of historical climate trends, future climate projections, and a review of potential impacts for the sectors important to the Aspen community.
This work was supported by the City of Aspen and will serve to inform the City's effort to prepare for climate change. More about the City's work can be found on their webpage, Our Future Aspen, linked below.

pdf Climate Change & Aspen: 2014 Report
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