The final stop on the tour was at Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. It was established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.). Anderson is a part of ASP’s University Partnership Program.
At this event, ASP spoke to a group of about 50 undergraduate students as well as members of the local community about how climate change was impacting national security, and why that matters to small towns like Anderson. The audience was interested and engaged in the topic – they were particularly excited to hear about how climate change threatens agriculture. General Castellaw explained: “One of the areas that we are actually very concerned with is in food security. By 2050, we’ll have two billion more people in the world, and we need to maintain the amount of food that we now produce.”
The Andersonian, Anderson’s student paper, included an article about the event, “Climate Change Discussed.” The full video and audio of the event is also available.