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Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Recent Other Publications

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ESI Bulletin: The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China

November 2010

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is now widely viewed as imperative for global climate stabilisation.

Overcoming imperfections

June 2010

Three Key Obstacles to Cookstove Adoption (And How to Overcome Them)

December 2009

The article discusses the role of commercial ventures in improving access to improved biomass stoves.

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

Dirty Coal is Winning

January 2009

Saving the planet was never going to be easy.

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

India Nuclear Deal, the: Implications for Global Climate Change

July 2006

The debate over the India nuclear deal has been too one-dimensional.

Designing Competitive Wholesale Markets for Latin American Countries

June 2003

Executive Summary The purpose of this paper is to present a general framework for electricity market design in Latin American Countries (LACs) that addresses the current problems facing electricity...

Nuclear Energy, Not Oil, Should Fuel U.S.-Russian Ties

February 2003

Since the Iron Curtain came crashing down, American and Russian diplomats have been searching for a special relationship between their countries to replace Cold War animosity.

Global Warming Plan is Full of Hot Air

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

Weak on Warming

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

People

Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Gordon Leslie PhD Candidate
Ivan Korolev PhD Candidate
Akshaya Jha Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar
Peng Wuyuan Affiliated Faculty
Kathy Lung Operations Manager