Reengineering Photosynthesis for Adaptation to Global Climate Change—Donald Richard Ort—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Reengineering Photosynthesis for Adaptation to Global Climate Change—Donald Richard Ort—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Global CO2 concentrations have risen from approximately 270 to 400 ppm over the past 150 years with no signs of slowing, and at the current rate, the planet is expected to warm by roughly five degrees Celsius by the end of the century. This will lead to a number of detrimental effects on the environment and human society, not the least of which is a major impact on our current system of agriculture. At the root of this system is the process of photosynthesis, which is the best understood ... See More

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