Carleton sees diversity in climate research

By Lahari Nanda, The Charlatan, February 13, 2020

From food science to forestry, Carleton’s environmental science research projects are as diverse as they are plentiful, with over 20 projects currently taking place in labs across campus. The Charlatan sat down with three researchers to discuss what their work will bring to the fight against climate change.

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Carleton geography and environmental studies professor Patricia Ballamingie’s research is looking to lower carbon emissions and enhance sustainability of food productions, as well as the current levels of citizen engagement in food policy and governance.

Sustainable food production and distribution are essential to adapting to the adverse effects of the climate crisis, said Ballamingie. Her research found government policy—both foreign and local—will need to change in order to serve this function within and between countries.

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