Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Plant Scientists Lectures about Agriculture and Climate Change

On November 19th, Lincoln Taiz, professor emeritus of molecular, cell, and developmental biology delivered a talk at UC Santa Cruz. His talk, "Agriculture, Population Growth, and the Challenge of Climate Change" took place in the Music Recital Hall on campus. Taiz discussed how the challenge of producing enough food for the world's ever-growing population is exacerbated by global warming. The world population is projected to grow to 10 billion people by 2050, and analyses indicate that agricultural productivity is not rising fast enough to meet these needs. Even worse, climate change is expected to affect crop production all over the world. According to Taiz, meeting these challenges will require a multifaceted approach.

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