Pioneer Policy Seminar
Location: 368A Heady Hall
Description: Brad DeLong
"Global Warming and Iowa's Future"
Abstract: For the past 150 years, those lucky enough to live in Iowa have been blessed: by its soil, by its water, by its growing season, by the ease with which transportation links can be built to outside, and by the productive reinvestment of the wealth originally generated by Iowa agriculture. Now at least the second and third of these are changing: global warming is now baked in the cake for the next fifty years at least, with growing-season bands marching north at an average of roughly four miles a year and with currently unknown consequences for rainfall and river flow. How should Iowa's economy adjust? How will Iowa's economy adjust?
Contact Person: Matthew Clancy