Gidon Eshel is a physics professor at Bard College in New York. Gidon teaches and researches both basic climate physics and mechanisms as well as climate science as it pertains to food production. Eshel holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in geophysics from Columbia University in New York City, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Technion, in Israel. Eshel is the author, with Pamela Martin, of “Diet, Energy and Global Warming” and “Geophysics and Nutritional Science: Toward a Novel, Unified Paradigm,” and the forthcoming “Dietary Choices’ Effects on Land Use and Reactive Nitrogen Discharge.” An Israeli by birth, Gidon grew up on a Kibutz, and spent his youth in the Kibutz’s 1,000-head Holstein dairy farm. After his military service, and before becoming an academic, Gidon spent several years raising beef cattle in northern Israel and the Golan Heights Eshel lectures widely on food-climate interactions, and is an avid bicyclist and outdoorsman.