Factory farming is causing runaway greenhouse gases. It could doom us all. The Biodiversity Paradigm: Building Resilience for Human and Environmental Health. 2 nov. 2020 Au Maroc, la sécheresse menace de grandes zones agricoles. 16 oct. 2020 - Plébiscitée, la lentille verte fragilisée par les aléas climatiques. From the lab to the field, agriculture seeks to adapt to a warming world By Jim Robbins on Jul 19, 2020. This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
It may be coming to a bakery near you: bread made from wheat that has had its photosynthetic mechanism refashioned to help it flourish on a warmer planet. Despite the fact a number of researchers — some funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — are scrambling to create this new breed of wheat, it won’t be arriving any time soon.
Increasing temperatures are already taking a toll on the world’s wheat fields. But a new heat-resistant wheat that will replace the types currently grown is a decade or more off in the future. The problem is being seen throughout the world. “It caused 30 percent reduction in national production, which is really huge,” said Senthold Asseng, a researcher at the University of Florida. Don’t have a cow, but Big Dairy’s climate footprint is as big as the UK’s. If dairy cows were a country, they would have the same climate impact as the entire United Kingdom.
That’s according to a new analysis from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), which considered the combined annual emissions from the world’s 13 largest dairy operations in 2017, the most recent year for which data was available. The institute’s report follows up on a similar analysis the organization undertook for 2015. That year, the IATP found that the five largest meat and dairy companies combined had emissions portfolios greater than those of some of the world’s largest oil companies, like ExxonMobil and Shell. Dairy emissions come mostly from the cows themselves — specifically, from their notorious burps. Fermentation processes in cows’ stomachs produce the byproduct methane, which doesn’t stick around in the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide but absorbs more heat. Hausse du CO2 : un impact sur la qualité nutritionnelle des aliments ? - La Quotidienne - France 5 - 15-11-2018.
Replay Pièces à conviction - Les agriculteurs vont-ils sauver la planète ? - France 3. Podcast. Rencontre en humanité au Salon de l'agriculture. L’alimentation, première responsable de l’effondrement d'une civilisation. Canadian farmers have a plan for tackling climate change. This story was originally published by the National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Agriculture is a major contributor to Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, farmers are hit by some of the worst effects of climate change. But a coalition of farming groups says they can also be a part of the solution. Climate change is making it harder to be a young farmer. This story was originally published by the Food and Environment Reporting Network and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
With this season’s severe flooding, raging wildfires, and delayed planting, many of the country’s farmers are struggling to adjust as climate change sets in. Yet young and beginning farmers face unique challenges, farmers and advocates say, with tenuous finances, relatively small operations, and little government support to help them deal with the new, erratic normal. There are about 340,000 farms in the United States — 17 percent of the total — whose operators have been farming for less than 10 years, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey.
Waiter, there’s a climate surcharge in my soup. This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to 6 percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of eateries, California customers will see a new fee tacked on to their bill, though this one’s optional: One percent more to make their meal climate friendly. The surcharge will fund a new program called Restore California, which is managed by the nonprofit Zero Foodprint.
The initiative will funnel the money it raises into grants for farmers engaged in carbon farming — growing food with a focus on replenishing the soil’s health in order to increase the amount of carbon dioxide it can sequester. Manger bio : le vrai impact sur l’environnement. L'agriculture à l'épreuve du changement climatique en Ouganda. 04 octobre 2019 En Ouganda comme dans de nombreux pays, les effets du changement climatique se font sentir et les populations les plus vulnérables sont durement touchées.
C’était le cas de Kelle, agricultrice dans le nord du pays, qui a connu des difficultés face à la multiplication des sécheresses. Synthese cahier reco politiques alim climat sante 2019 4p. New study pinpoints the places most at risk on a warming planet. As many as five billion people will face hunger and a lack of clean water by 2050 as the warming climate disrupts pollination, freshwater, and coastal habitats, according to new research published last week in Science.
People living in South Asia and Africa will bear the worst of it. Climate activists have been telling us for a while now that global warming isn’t just about the polar bears, so it’s hardly breaking news that humans are going to suffer because nature is suffering. But what is new about this model is the degree of geographic specificity. Pour une recherche scientifique au profit de l’agroécologie. 21 sept. 2020 Jancovici : Il était une fois l'énergie, le climat, et la relance post-covid - EIVP - 21/09/2020. Texte de la pétition: A London University Just Banned Beef to Fight Climate Change - Urge the University of California System to Follow Suit! Le dérèglement climatique fait chuter qualité et quantité du riz, du maïs et du blé.
Climat. Le retour à la terre avant que la terre ne brûle. A hot planet threatens food and water more than realized, IPCC says. This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
As the planet warms, parts of the world face new risks of food and water shortages, expanding deserts, and land degradation, warns a major new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Those effects are already underway, and some of them could soon become irreversible. The changing climate has already likely contributed to drier climates in South and East Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East, reducing the food and water supply. In 2015, about 500 million people lived in dry areas that experienced desertification in recent decades as a result of human activities. Those problems are only going to get worse as climate change continues to take its toll. Last year, the same body issued the alarming finding that we have roughly a dozen years left before the world misses its window for averting runaway global warming.
Climat : pourquoi faut-il changer notre système agricole et alimentaire (...) Climat. Le Giec met le focus sur les terres. Assurer la sécurité alimentaire mondiale malgré le réchauffement climatique : le rapport du GIEC adopté. Colombian coffee farmers are paying the price for climate change. This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
At first glance, Finca El Ocaso, located in the hills outside Salento, Colombia, could be mistaken for a natural forest: Rows of squat Arabica coffee trees are interspersed with plantain, banana, and lime and shaded by towering nogal cafatero trees, whose high canopy hosts flocks of chattering parrots and other birds. The 44-acre coffee plantation has been certified by international organizations for being sustainable, climate-friendly, and fair to its workers. But Finca El Ocaso is struggling under the weight of intensifying economic pressures.
“Lots of smaller farms near us have gone out of business,” said farmer Gustavo Patiño. “It is no longer sustainable to have a medium-size farm that pays high taxes and expensive production costs, when in the end they may get paid less for their coffee than their expenses.” Others, however, are not so sure. Are pistachios the nut of the future? Inside a climate-controlled laboratory at the Duarte Nursery outside Modesto, California, an experiment is taking place that could help determine what food we will eat for decades to come.
Rows of steel racks contain numerous tiny almond, apple, walnut, pomegranate, pecan, avocado, fig, and pistachio trees in small translucent plastic cylinders. The saplings, planted in a high-nutrient agar mix that accelerates growth, are no more than 2 inches high and a few weeks old. Each is being subjected to versions of the stresses experienced just outside these walls in fields across the Central Valley: declining levels of water, escalating levels of salt. The big overarching, if unmentionable, force driving these experiments is climate change, which is beginning to roil the Central Valley. Duarte, one of the largest commercial nurseries in the world, specializes in tree nuts and fruits, which have boomed across the Valley in recent decades.
Élevage : la transition écologique s’impose, il y a urgence ! Canicule: Pénurie de paille, suffocation, déshydratation... Les agriculteurs encore plus vigilants avec leurs bêtes. Why-regenerative-agriculture-is-the-future-of-food. No Climate Justice without Trade Justice - Fair World Project. There can be no climate justice without trade justice. That’s the message sent by the International Fair Trade Movement to the parties gathering for the COP24.* The COP24 comes after the release of a number of reports on climate change.
The IPCC report on climate change this fall estimated that we collectively have 12 years to curtail emissions and stay below 1.5C of warming. Above that 1.5C, even a half a degree increase is tied to increasing floods, droughts, weather extremes, and poverty and displacement for millions of people around the world. Yet the report also finds that there are no physical, chemical, or technical hurdles to achieving that 1.5C goal. The obstacle is our collective will to make change. Agriculture is a big climate problem. Now farmers are sharing solutions. KATOWICE, POLAND — Hans Herren began his farm as a hobby almost 20 years ago. He’s been planting grapes and growing apple orchards on an 11-acre plot of land near Napa Valley in California. Thus far, the venture has been a success, but he knows he needs to make some adjustments soon.
“This year, I lost a lot of apples — the ones that were not inside the tree, covered by leaves so they were in the shade, were burned by the sun,” Herren said. He’s likely going to have to install a screen over his entire orchard to prevent fruit loss. Today, the average temperature in California is rising, and the nights don’t get as cool as they used to. While Herren’s farm sits roughly a mile out of the path of the state’s recent wildfires, he’s worried that the burned banks of the valley will lead to landslides, since the trees are no longer there to store water.
Yet while agriculture is suffering the impacts of a warming world, it is also a part of the problem. “This has to be done now,” Herren said. Le rôle des terres minoré pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique. VIDEO. COP24: Pour Aymeric Caron, il faut une agriculture «de plus en plus végétale» How farmers are turning to tradition as they face climate change. If ripened green beans aren’t picked, the whole bean plant begins to wither. In 2014, as a farm intern in Northern California’s Mendocino County, I went to harvest beans, despite the thick smoke from a fire 10 miles away. The farm couldn’t afford to lose the plants for the rest of the season; we needed to get the produce to the farmers market where the farm earned a third of its revenue. I wet a handkerchief and tied it around my nose and mouth, donned my hat and gloves, and began picking. S5 : Réchauffement climatique : la fin du chocolat ? Le 21 juin 2018. Planetman contre le changement climatique. Impact de l’élevage sur le réchauffement climatique : pour une interdiction immédiate et totale de l’élevage industriel et intensif et une réduction drastique de l’élevage traditionnel des animaux.
La chronique écosocialiste de Corinne Morel Darleux. Video: 'Celebrating Soil on World Soil Day' - Regeneration InternationalRegeneration International. What Is Rising CO2 In Our Atmosphere Doing To Our Food? Nos terres valent plus que du carbone. COP23, jour 3 : la question de l’agriculture dans les négociations. Quel modèle agricole face aux changements climatiques ? How Plants Find Water In A Changed Climate: Scientific Research For Human Survival. Soil Health and Climate Change. Regenerative Agriculture Can Save the Planet. 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. Méthane : les vaches nourries au lin polluent moins. Planetman à table. Ensemble, nous pouvons refroidir la planète !
Will climate change move agriculture indoors? And will that be a good thing? How will Midwest farmers prepare for the impact of climate change? The good news about farming and the Paris climate talks. COP21: Are We Setting the Wrong Tone? Take Action. Dossier : agriculture et réchauffement climatique - NPA - Comité de l'Ariège. Food, Farming and Climate Change: It’s Bigger than Everything Else. Climate change is laying waste to water supplies, warns Farm Bureau. Letter from Lima: What's Wrong with the Climate Movement? Fair World Project: Adaptation de l’agriculture aux changements climatiques – Recueil d’expériences territoriales. The drought is destroying California’s organic dairy farms. Vandana Shiva: «Sur une planète morte, on ne fait plus d’affaires» Going vegetarian can cut your diet’s carbon footprint in half.
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Pour les fermiers de Californie, « la sécheresse est artificielle » Corn crops increasingly vulnerable to hot, dry weather. Rn crops increasingly vulnerable to dry spells. 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. 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.