The University of Arizona

Christina Greene | CLIMAS

Fellow, Climate Assessment for the Southwest

Christina Greene is a 2015 recipient of the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) Climate & Society Graduate Fellows Program

Abstract: A history of prolonged droughts has long challenged the food system in the Southwest, and these challenges will become steeper under a future of climate change. This project seeks to better understand the vulnerability of the food system to drought by focusing on the impacts of the California drought on farmworkers. By identifying the needs of farmworkers during drought and evaluating the distribution of drought relief boxes through community food banks, this research seeks to connect the environmental and social dimensions of drought, labor, and food insecurity.