1.74 Land, Water, Food, and Climate

Class Info

Seminar examines food production in a changing world, with an emphasis on key scientific questions about the connections between natural resources, climate, and agriculture. Students read and discuss papers on a range of topics, including water and land resources, climate change, demography, agro-ecology, biotechnology, trade, and food security. Provides a broad and balanced perspective on one of the defining global issues of this century. Considers scientific controversies as well as areas of general agreement and examines practical solutions for addressing critical problems. Participants present reviews of selected papers and lead follow-up discussions. They also have a role in shaping subject content.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.74 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by D. McLaughlin.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in 48-216A.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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