How is climate change going to influence our day-to-day life? More alcoholic wines, greener dishes with less protein, creepy crawlies on the menu, more farmed fish in our trolleys, new tourist destinations, revolutionary transport, a changing landscape and a thermometer that goes off the scale, especially in the cities. Our day-to-day life should be very different in 2050! Written in a simple style that everyone can follow, without doom and gloom or denial, this book may well surprise you.
How can food security be addressed whilst adapting to and mitigating climate change? What are the main threats weighing on southern agricultures? How do southern farmers respond to these threats? What does agronomic research propose? Which paths have yet to be explored?
This work answers these questions with a summary of some twenty research programmes conducted in miscellaneous countries and which relate to the entire planet.
Research into adapting to climate change is an emerging theme. How can we protect the biodiversity and ecosystems? How can we increase food production whilst limiting greenhouse gas emissions? How can we survive in traditional societies? What does the future hold for agriculture, forestry and fishing? What will become of our territories? This book is written by a community of scientific experts and offers a first summary of research into this field.
Climate and environmental change are today generating human migratory flows, creating real challenges for international governance. Based on recent events, this book offers a representative panorama of different types of movements occurring already in the developing countries as well as in the so-called developed countries. It discusses the potential of public policies and legal instruments used and wonders about the realities of these environmental migrations.
Comprendre les climats passés pour appréhender le changement climatique en cours : telle est l'originalité de ce livre ambitieux. Le texte est une synthèse à jour des principales connaissances sur l’évolution actuelle du climat et des enjeux qui se dessinent.
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Après un état des lieux des écosystèmes forestiers tropicaux et de l’environnement institutionnel, ce Mémento aborde les questions et les concepts incontournables pour s’orienter vers une gestion durable des forêts, face aux menaces actuelles et futures. Il détaille l’ensemble des principes, méthodes, outils et préconise de bonnes pratiques de gestion forestière.
Environmental changes have an impact on the distribution and abundance of birds and on the demographic, physiological and behavioural mechanisms. This richly-illustrated, scientifically-based work presents clearly the for and against of new living environments facing birds and some of the mechanisms they can use to adapt to them.
This work sets out the main ecological, social, economic and political issues of tropical forests. Local, national or international action instruments are recommended for each issue. This book guides the reader towards understanding of solutions frequently clubbed together under the term “sustainable forest management”. It includes FAO 2015 data on the state of tropical forests and will appeal to anyone curious to find out more about the issues of natural resources.
Zika, A/H1N1 influenza, Chikungunya, SARS, Ebola ... We are being hit hard by the emergence or reemergence of a great many infectious diseases. What is the cause of this phenomenon? Could our modern lifestyle have something to do with it? In the light of the major epidemics that humanity has faced to date, what should we be preparing for in the future? What weapons do we have to protect ourselves? What is research doing?
This book provides clear answers to many very specific questions, validated by renowned infectious disease specialists and written in an accessible style.
This work is a compilation of the most recent scientific thinking. It attempts to assess whether man can still adapt to the consequences of his own action on the environment and moderate his thirst for "always more".Eminent researchers present results that are sometimes alarming, often puzzling and occasionally reassuring. The work addresses in succession the biological abilities of the human species to adapt and their limits, the consequences of our activity on the environment and the margins for manoeuvre available to us. It develops premises for solutions and the scientific, ethical and philosophical interrogations they generate.