Join us for a conversation with local environmental experts, facilitated by Susybelle Gosslee. Special Interest will be placed on the climate change problem, how it affects food production, and the solutions to create enough food for a growing population. At the end of the program, the audience is invited to engage the experts in Q&A.
MOLLY ROOKE, an environmental activist for many years, will give an overview of the United Nations report
on Climate Change and Food. She will talk about how the changes in the climate affect food production,
distribution and availability to different socio-economic levels in the world and in Dallas.
JAMES MCGUIRE, Director of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability, will speak about
the city of Dallas’ plans to address climate change and how the city plans to improve the quality and
sustainability of Dallas’ environment.
DR. JOE MASABNI, East Texas A&M Extension Service Agrilife Small-Acreage Vegetable Specialist, will
speak on the effect of climate change on the vegetable production for small acreage producers.
DR. GENHUA NIU, Dallas Texas A&M Extension Service Agrilife, will speak about the environmental stress
on vegetables, urban landscaping, and gardening.