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Climate change, agriculture and food


If you want to invest in reducing the impact of global warming on agriculture and food, there are three types of actions that need to be taken, because this sector relates to trimulers, simultaneously act as:

  • Victims: This is one of the human activities that will most suffer from the effects of global warming, which will be very compromised in its development in many parts of the world. Especially in the tropics, but also in France. The first action must help become more resilient to continue to produce efficiently, regardless of all.
  • Cause: This is one of the main players in global warming, because, alone, emit between 20 and 25% man-made greenhouse gases. Therefore we must help lower level, and in particular, limiting methane and nitric oxide, both destructive specialization, unfortunately, respectively 23 and 298 times more “warming” than carbon dioxide than Carbon dioxide.
  • Solution: This has the only tool available to help resolve the problem: reduction of content in carbon dioxide through its absorption in trees and soil. Therefore it is encouraged to increase its contribution strongly to carbon absorption.

Help agriculture, even though everything.


Unfortunately, a list of harmful effects of climate change on agriculture is very long, and AIDS thinks to strengthen its relatively limited protection; But this is not a reason not to work firmly, given the magnitude of the problem.

The cyclone will be harder, grabbing all cultures on their way, destroying the dam and flooding soil with salt water. They will reach tropical and coastal islands stronger, such as West Indies in France. Actually, faced with such violence, not too clear how we can protect agriculture better. On the other hand, the French metropolitan is also subject to a growing power storm; For example, in the southeast of the fall, there is a “episode of CĂ©vennes” of violence which increases with the mediterranean temperature. Fortunately, about agriculture, this incident took place in the fall …

But we can also see the land, currently the largest forest in Europe, has consisted of maritime pine. This area is attached to the Atlantic Ocean with the prevailing wind from the West, making it very sensitive to the storm. The storm in December 1999 destroyed almost 30 percent of pine, and Klaus, in January 2009, destroying more than half of what was left. Who would believe, with the heating of the planet, that there will be no more storms in the countries in the future and we will be able to harvest the tree planted back after Klaus without problems? Carpentry is now very threatened in this region. Research and assistance efforts intended to change radical production are now a priority.

Smelting glaciers and drying ground water threatening irrigation. This phenomenon clearly affects Asia more, where much food production depends on irrigation agriculture from seven large rivers that come down from the Himalayas, but also include most of France. The irrigation system was carried out centuries ago at the foot of the Alps and Pyrenees now at high risk. Exclusion dedication near the production of irrigation corn in the southwest will be very difficult to maintain. Thus it is very important to invest in preparing the following: Bukit slope water supply, alternative trials, fewer intensive water plants such as sorghum, dry generalization with drop to save water, permanent land coverage, cultural change, cultural change, etc.

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