Faculty members will find the climate change workshop of special interest. You
do not have to register for the annual meeting in order to attend the workshop.
Tutorial on Climate Change and Variability
Saturday, August 8, 1999 8a.m. - 5p.m. Reception 5:30 - p.m.
Renaissance Nashville Hotel (Headquarters Hotel)
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203-3725
This workshop is a one-day intensive tutorial/workshop on climate change and
variability, the controversy surrounding it, its potential impacts and the roles
it creates for applied economists. The objective of the workshop is to link
agricultural economics professionals with the agribusiness, conservation,
climate science, agricultural science, risk analysis and policy communities on
the issues of weather and climate risk raised by the global climate change
Speakers for the AAEA Pre-Conference Workshop - Tutorial on Climate Change and
8:00-10:00 Panel: Science: Facts and Forecasts: Tom Karl (NOAA): Historical
Climate: The evidence for change; Tom Wigley (NCAR); (Stephen Schneider 2nd) :
What do We Know about Greenhouse-Gas Induced Climate Change?; Peter Gleick
(Pacific Institute): Water Resources In a Changing Climate; Susan Riha (Cornell
University): Plant Response to Climate And Elevated Carbon Dioxide.
10:20-11:15 Panel: Science: Facts and Forecasts (cont.--questions/discussion)
11:15-12:00 Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: Facts and Fancies
(Rich Adams? Dave Schimmelpfennig or Jan Lewandrowski, ERS))
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Exhibits/Demonstrations/Posters: Global Change Data Centers
and Agencies and Organizations Seeking to Support Research on Agriculture and
Global Change will provide posters, information, and demonstrations on their
programs. These will be available throughout the day.
1:30-3:15 Panel: Variabilitity Agriculture, and the Economic Response to Risk:
David Legler (Florida State): Linda Mearns (NCAR); Are ENSO Events Becoming
More Frequent; Bruce McCarl (Texas A&M)/Otto Doering/Bill Easterling: Economic
Impacts of ENSO and the Value of Improved Forecasts; 1st Jerry Skees (2nd Tom
Zachariah): Weather Risks and Financial Risks
3:30-5:00 Panel: Resources, Agriculture, and the Environment In a Changing
Climate; Dennis King (U. of Md.) Agriculture and the Cheasapeake Bay Ecosystem;
Jim Shortle (Penn. State); Water Quality Economics: Designing Policies for
Extreme Events; Rattan Lal (Ohio State); Multiple Benefits of Enhancing Soil
Carbon; Bruce Babcock (Iowa State); The Economics of Changing Farm Practices
to Enhance Soil Carbon. (Dave Sunding, UC Berkely; Emery Roe possible western
5:00-5:30 Afternoon Panelists Together for Summary Q&A
ASFMRA registrants will receive 7.5 hours for this workshop.
Need more information?
Contact John Reilly; Phone: 617-253-8040; Fax: 617-253-9845,; Email:
or Otto Doering; Phone: 765-494-4226; Fax: 765-494-1224;
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