Climate Change, Food and Biodiversity

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Climate Change, Food, and Biodiversity
by Cary Fowler and Ola Tveitereid Westengen

"Most human nutrition is derived from domesticated plants. Significant factors controlling the productivity of agricultural crops are under human control; fundamentally their evolution is in our hands. As Sir Otto Frankel once remarked, we have acquired “evolutionary responsibility” for them. A discussion about the impact of climate change on agriculture cannot, therefore, be about climate’s effects on only plants and agricultural ecosystems. It must also concern how we discharge our evolutionary responsibility and assist agriculture in adapting to dramatically new conditions" - Cary Fowler & Ola Westengen

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Biodiversity and Climate Change - Transforming the Biosphere
- Edited by Thomas E. Lovejoy & Lee Hannah

An essential, up-to-date look at the critical interactions between biological diversity and climate change that will serve as an immediate call to action. 

"The physical and biological impacts of climate change are dramatic and broad-ranging. People who care about the planet and manage natural resources urgently need a synthesis of our rapidly growing understanding of these issues. In this all-new sequel to the 2005 volume Climate Change and Biodiversity, leading experts in the field summarize observed changes, assess what the future holds, and offer suggested responses. From extinction risk to ocean acidification, from the future of the Amazon to changes in ecosystem services, and from geoengineering to the power of ecosystem restoration, this book captures the sweep of climate change transformation of the biosphere" - Yale University Press

Foreword by the so-called "father of sociobiology" and world authority on ants, E.O. Wilson


By John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, 2013-2017, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UN Climate Change Convention 2010–2016, and many others.

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Published 11. January 2019 - 11:34 - Updated 11. January 2019 - 19:43