Food and the Future Environment

Goals and Learning Objectives


Goals and Learning Objectives


  • Outline the basic science behind human-induced climate change and the contribution from agriculture.
  • Compare various potential impacts of climate change on our global and local food systems.
  • Select strategies that enhance the resilience of food systems in the face of a changing climate.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify climate variables that affect agriculture.
  • Explain possible climate change impacts on crops.
  • Summarize the mechanisms of human-induced climate change.
  • Explain the role of food systems in contributing to climate change.
  • Discuss how climate change impacts food production and yield.
  • Evaluate how farmers adapt to climate change.
  • Differentiate impacts of climate change on climate variables in different regions.