Cool Jobs: Meet the people with the coolest jobs in the world. Medical ecologist Dickson Despommier describes the Vertical Farm Project, a movement to promote urban renewal while producing a sustainable food supply. The project is a result of his years studying the microbial worm trichinella, the creativity of his ecology students, and the contributions of strangers from around the world. Watch more Cool Jobs on our World Science Kids Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJoYZK_G6QVH3axxxf9g7GQ DICKSON DESPOMMIER Medical Ecologist In the emerging field of medical ecology, Dickson Despommier is a trailblazer, devising solutions to problems in agriculture and public health that likely will be magnified by climate change. A microbiologist, he is a Professor of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School, where he developed the idea of growing food in urban farm skyscrapers. Original Program Date: June 12, 2009 The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Our mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for all the latest from WSF. Visit our Website: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldsciencefestival Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldSciFest Related PostsDickson Despommier#129: Coronavirus update W/ professor Dickson Despommier | Live From America PodcastInterview with Dickson Despommier // Economy, People & Planet 2015Dickson Despommier @AquaFarm2017 – Part 2 – QuestionsDr Dickson Despommier on vertical farmingProf. Dickson D. Despommier (Emer. Prof. Columbia University): 99 seconds for the future
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