Rice feeds more people than any other crop in the world and uses approximately one third of global freshwater resources. Most rice is produced and consumed in Asia. This talk will examine the evidence of current and future impacts of climate change and air pollution on rice yields in Asia.
Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development at UC Berkeley. Professor Auffhammer received his B.S. in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1996, a M.S. in environmental and resource economics at the same institution in 1998 and a Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego in 2003. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2003. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics. Professor Auffhammer is the recipient of the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, the 2009 Campus Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2007 Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award.