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Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:20pm
Lewis Ziska, PhD is a Plant Physiologist formerly with the USDAâ€™s Agricultural Research Service. Dr. Ziska has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles related to climate change and rising carbon dioxide that address: agriculture and food security; invasive species; and plant biology and public health. Dr. Ziska was a contributor to the 2014 International Panel on Climate Change report (Food Security Chapter); the 2014 National Climate Assessment (Public Health Chapter); and most recently, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Prior to the USDA, Dr. Ziska was a Smithsonian fellow and later took up residence as the Project Leader for global climate change at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. Dr. Ziskaâ€™s work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS Nightly News, CBSâ€™ Sunday Morning, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His most recent book is: Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security in the 21st Century: Our Daily Bread.