‘The reason it’s called Famine Early Warning Systems Network, is that if nothing is done, a situation may develop into a famine.’ – Molly Brown
NASA research scientist Molly Brown measures vegetation in areas of Africa vulnerable to food insecurity and famine. Brown and other scientists have developed a Famine Early Warning System Network, which uses satellite measurements to help determine if and when a part of Earth needs food aid.
EarthSky’s Lindsay Patterson speaks with Molly Brown in this 8-minute podcast.
Our thanks to NASA‘s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.
Our thanks to:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Learning to love science. As a producer for EarthSky, Lindsay Patterson interviews some of the world's most fascinating scientists. Through EarthSky, her work content is syndicated on some of the world's top media websites, including USAToday.com and Reuters.com. Patterson is also charged with helping to stay in steady communication with the thousands of scientists who contribute to EarthSky's work of making the voice of science heard in a noisy world. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in creative writing, and a keen interest in all forms of journalism and media.