07 - World History Lecture Notes- 10/29/07 I) What is...

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World History Lecture Notes- 10/29/07 I) What is Davis’s book about? 1) causes 2) responses of powerful 3) reactions of most vulnerable groups 4) effects 5) lessons for present II) How does Davis define his key terms? 1) El Nino 2) 3) Political ecology 4) Drought a-meterology b-hydrological 5) Famine- starvation -> food insecurity 6) Holocausts III) How does Davis’s book relate to the present? 1) climate change 2) food insecurity- undernourishment – famine 3) “free markets”/ neoliberalism/ critics Davis’s Book -> B/w 1876-1902 Historians estimate that 50 million people died of Famine issues around the world. tropical moonson belt, or northern china: India, significant parts of Africa, Brazil Increased rainfall in the American plains, increased wheat production Europe was ok aswell Deaths were focused in three periods 1876-1979, blah, blah Deaths were concentrated in an 11 year period The net affect of European colinatiztion of the Americans were to kill 50
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST/MATH 79-104 and taught by Professor Rouse,katerina during the Fall '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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07 - World History Lecture Notes- 10/29/07 I) What is...

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