The devastating spotted lanternfly’s spread to upstate and western New York is not a matter of if, but when, experts say – and Cornell is a key player in helping slow the infestation.
New York State Impact
“Extreme heat is not only causing inconvenience. Our research indicates that these higher temperatures are already slowing progress in agricultural productivity globally. Our most recent study finds that extreme heat has a permanent detrimental effect on child malnutrition in parts of Africa. What we are doing to reduce global poverty is being eroded by our lack of action on climate.”