Regenerative Agriculture Can Save the Planet. "I wanted to study the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the intricate and complex connections between the thousands of different life-forms that represent the most diverse ecosystem on the planet," Miller told Truthout.
But in the last two years, this has all changed for him. Laurent Levard - Pour une agriculture écologique et paysanne - Part 1. A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet. Farmers could lead the way on climate action. Here’s how. President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are skeptical of using public policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
But farmers are in a unique position to tackle climate change. We have the political power, economic incentive, and policy tools to do so. What we don’t yet have is the political will. Méthane : les vaches nourries au lin polluent moins. Planetman à table. Planetman s’empare d’une nouvelle mission : nous aider à repenser nos choix alimentaires pour réduire leur impact sur le climat.
L’alimentation représente 25 à 30% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre des Français ! Il y a de très nombreuses étapes dans la préparation de nos plats. Et chacune d’entre elles a un impact sur le climat. Chaque étape, de la fabrication à la consommation de nos aliments, a un impact sur le climat. Chaque type de menu, en fonction de sa composition, a un impact différent sur le climat. Ensemble, nous pouvons refroidir la planète ! Depuis plusieurs années déjà, La Vía Campesina et GRAIN dénoncent le système d’alimentation agroindustriel qui cause la moitié des émissions de gaz à effet de serre de la planète.
Will climate change move agriculture indoors? And will that be a good thing? As climate change does its thing to America, what it is going to do to the nation’s food supply is still an open question.
Will California’s Central Valley, which grows a third of the produce eaten in the U.S., wither into a vegetable ghost town? Will other locations pick up the slack? Or will agriculture just take a look at the harsher droughts, crazier storms, and prolific insects that the future has in store and move indoors? It’s this indoor farming future that Allison Kopf, founder and CEO of the agricultural technology startup Agrilyst, is curious about. In an indoor farm, water doesn’t inconveniently evaporate. Kopf’s journey to greenhouse tech was an unexpected one. “We will shape the environmental future of this world,” Kopf said, in a speech at the final decathlon competition in Washington, D.C. How will Midwest farmers prepare for the impact of climate change? You can bet the farm that climate change is happening — and that it will change the way we approach agriculture.
For example, here’s the climate science forecast for Illinois 20 to 40 years from now: temperatures akin to today’s mid-South and rainfall patterns comparable to present-day East Texas. That may sound OK to you right now — all bundled up in blankets in the middle of winter — but you might feel differently when the summers start getting toastier. And according to a study recently published in BioScience, it’s not a good prospect for farmers in America’s breadbasket.
The good news about farming and the Paris climate talks. There’s nary a mention of farming in the new Paris climate change agreement, which may seem like a bit of an oversight to food policy nerds (I know of what I speak).
As Politico food and ag reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich points out, agriculture isn’t explicitly mentioned in the agreement: The words ‘agriculture’ ‘farm’ or ‘soil’ do not appear in the 31-page text, and food comes up only in the context of the importance of global food security. The pact calls for ‘increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development in a manner that does not threaten food production.’ To be fair, the words “transportation,” “electricity,” and “methane” don’t appear, either. “Energy” is mentioned twice and “carbon” just four times. COP21: Are We Setting the Wrong Tone? COP21: Are We Setting the Wrong Tone?
The much-anticipated Conference of Parties (COP21) talks on climate change have commenced in Paris. Leaders from around the world have gathered to set the tone of collaboration and action before exiting and leaving the details to the negotiators to hammer out over the next two weeks. But are they setting the wrong tone? Take Action. COP21, the 21th conference of parties to 1992’s U.N.
Framework Convention on Climate Change. United Nations (UN), convenes in Paris, France this December. Missing in large part however from both the UN and civil society discussion is the critical and hopeful message that small organic farmers and pastoralists can cool the planet and feed the world. The industrial food system accounts for approximately 30-50% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Dossier : agriculture et réchauffement climatique - NPA - Comité de l'Ariège.
Food, Farming and Climate Change: It’s Bigger than Everything Else. Record-breaking heat waves, long-term drought, “100-year floods” in consecutive years, and increasingly extreme superstorms are becoming the new normal.
The planet is now facing an unprecedented era of accelerating and intensifying global climate change, with negative impacts already being widely felt. While global climate change will impact nearly everyone and everything, the greatest impact is already being felt by farmers and anyone who eats food. When we think of climate change and global warming, visions of coal-fired power plants and solar panels come to mind. Policy discussions and personal action usually revolve around hybrid cars, energy-efficient homes and debates about the latest technological solutions. Climate change is laying waste to water supplies, warns Farm Bureau. The American Farm Bureau represents conventional agriculture, and a conservative base. But, unlike some members of Congress, it accepts the reality that climate change is real, and having an impact on its members. The Washington Examiner reports that the group is already planning for climate change. Here’s what has caught the Farm Bureau’s attention: Snowpack is the biggest reservoir in the west.
It efficiently stores water, in the form of snow, in the winter, then releases it slowly throughout the spring and summer. Letter from Lima: What's Wrong with the Climate Movement? The People’s Climate Summit, Lima, Peru, December 11, 2014 : Marching and chanting (“Change the System, not the Climate!”) , an energetic and colorful corps of indigenous people, campesinos, students, union members, and climate activists make our way through the traffic-clogged streets of Lima, from the Campo de Marte to the Plaza San Martin. Today’s “Mega-March,” 15,000 strong, is both invigorating and frustrating.
Invigorating to take to the streets with a growing international Movement. Frustrating to realize that we are still losing the battle. The bad news from Lima this week is that our Movement is not yet large enough, or powerful enough, to force the billionaires and multinational corporations who run the world to change their ways. Fair World Project: COP20, the 20th conference of parties to 1992’s U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. United Nations (UN), convenes this week in Lima, Peru. This Convention comes on the heals of the People's Climate March in September in New York City, with over 400,000 people taking to the streets in support of climate action. Adaptation de l’agriculture aux changements climatiques – Recueil d’expériences territoriales.
The drought is destroying California’s organic dairy farms. This is Part 1 of a two-part series about California’s organic dairy industry. “Roll down your window for a second and tell me what you smell,” Rosie Burroughs instructs me. It’s early March and I’m in the passenger seat of her gigantic white Ford pickup truck, bouncing down a narrow, potholed dirt road on her farm in the rolling hills just east of Turlock, Calif. Her husband, Ward is sitting in the driver’s seat. The Burroughs’ 4,000 acres of sweeping organic grasslands, which practically rest under the shadow of Yosemite’s Half Dome, are a pastoral dream.
On the Saturday afternoon of my visit, a storm was brewing over the purplish mountains, sending gusts of pink petals from their neighboring almond orchards across the landscape. Vandana Shiva: «Sur une planète morte, on ne fait plus d’affaires» Going vegetarian can cut your diet’s carbon footprint in half. The agricultural industry is a heavy global warmer, responsible for a tenth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But not all farm bounties are climatically equal. New research reveals that the diets of those who eat a typical amount of meat for an American, about four ounces or more per day, are responsible for nearly twice as much global warming as vegetarians’ diets, and nearly 2.5 times as much as vegans’. That’s because directly eating vegetables and grains, instead of inefficiently funneling them through livestock to produce meat, reduces the amount of carbon dioxide produced by farms and farm machinery.
How Diet and Climate Change Are Intrinsically Linked. The news is enough to make climate campaigners choke on their high-fibre breakfast cereal: If Americans adopted the dietary guidelines suggested by their own Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) would actually go up by 12 percent. And even if Americans did what dietary campaigners urge and restricted themselves to a healthier 2000 calories a day, GHGs would not fall significantly. Martin Heller and Gregory Keoleian, scientists at the University of Michigan’s Centre for Sustainable Systems, publish these findings in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. And their conclusion is liable to prove controversial, if only because other agriculturalists and economists have already argued that changes in human diet and more intelligent ways of promoting agriculture could simultaneously deliver better nutrition, greater food security and less damage to global climate. Contentious conclusions. Is Our Diet Depleting the Planet?
Everyone has heard of Global Warming, but Global Depletion is much less known.
Pour les fermiers de Californie, « la sécheresse est artificielle » Bill Diedrich devant une terre laissée en jachère faute d'irrigation. Si vous passez par la vallée de San Joaquin, les agriculteurs vous le diront. Cette sécheresse est « artificielle ». Certes, il n'a pratiquement pas plu de l'année. Certes, c'est la troisième année de disette. Mais il ne s'agit « pas d'un problème d'hydrologie », affirme Bill Diedrich, membre d'une famille d'agriculteurs depuis l'arrivée d'Allemagne de l'arrière-grand-père en 1892 :« C'est une sécheresse créée par l'homme. » La terre est craquelée.
Les fermiers ne contestent pas la réalité du changement climatique. Corn crops increasingly vulnerable to hot, dry weather. Rn crops increasingly vulnerable to dry spells. WASHINGTON – U.S. farmers can grow more corn than ever before thanks to genetic modifications and improved planting techniques, but the crops are also increasingly vulnerable to drought, researchers recently said. When climate change hurts crops, everyone suffers. Climate change threatens America’s ‘king corn’ Bees and the crops they pollinate are at risk from climate change, IPCC report to warn. Soussana.mp3. Dept. of Agriculture program to coordinate climate change responses. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. government says it's creating seven new "climate hub" networks to help people, especially farmers, deal with the effects of global warming. The hubs, consisting of real-world and online networks, will work out OF Department of Agriculture offices around the country to connect existing government agencies more effectively, a department release reported Wednesday.
Climate change: Food security should be top priority for Pakistan. Climate change is going to turn the Earth into a planet of hungry kids. Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink. The Carbon Underground: Reversing Global Warming. The Carbon Underground. How Grazing Cows Can Save the Planet. Climate Change Clouds Philippines’ Dream of Rice Self-Sufficiency - Southeast Asia Real Time. Fungi could help boost crops and slow global warming. McDonald's Dupes Customers Into Thinking Its Beef Will Be Eco-Friendly. Should We Fight Climate Change By Taxing Meat? Climate change is decreasing farm yields just when we need them to go up. Seeds on seeds on seeds: Why more biodiversity means more food security.
Climate Change Poses Significant Threat to Human Nutrition. Le changement climatique va faire baisser la qualité nutritive des aliments. Massive malnutrition may come with climate change. Climate Change May Be Killing All Our Fancy Coffee. Climate change to disrupt soil nutrients in drylands. New Mexico is the driest of the dry. Climate change may slowdown crop yield, study finds.
Heatwaves will make crops produce smaller grains. The future is a desert, but we can make it bloom. Plant matters: Is photosynthesis the best defense against climate change? Why don’t farmers believe in climate change? La Banque mondiale craint de «vastes pénuries alimentaires» Organic farming sucks (up carbon) Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
What does obesity have to do with climate change? Plenty, say some scientists. Agriculture: The Surprising Leading Contributor to Pollution. L’agriculture industrielle accélère le réchauffement climatique. Agriculture et changement climatique: le rôle de la FAO.