Good morning ! The “Human Warmth” newsletter is taking a break in January. While waiting for his return, I suggest you dive back into some already published episodes of the podcast that may have escaped you. You can also listen to the third episode of our political series on climate transition, with Delphine Batho (Génération Ecologie). If someone forwarded this newsletter to you, you can subscribe for free here.

Agriculture accounts for 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions. But it is also one of the keys to decarbonizing our lives and adapting to climate change. As farmers demonstrate in several European countries, here are four podcast episodes to fuel our gray matter (and our plates!). See you soon !

1. How can we transform our agricultural model?

In this episode, we discuss the role of agriculture in climate change. Can we change agricultural practices and still have enough food for everyone? How can we transform the agricultural model in which France was built? With Nicolas Bricas, food socio-economist, researcher at CIRAD, who co-directed An Ecology of Food (Quae) in 2021.

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2. Should we eat less meat?

Here, we return to the place of meat in our global greenhouse gas emissions: 15% of the total. Why is meat responsible for so many greenhouse gas emissions? How can we imagine diets compatible with our climate trajectory? With Carine Barbier, economist and research engineer at the CNRS, who coordinated a major study on the future of our plates.

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3. Are soils the climate superheroes?

In this conversation, we ask ourselves why soils are so important when we talk about climate. What does this have to do with our agricultural practices? And, most importantly, how can we protect them and make them allies? With Marc-André Sélosse, professor at the Natural History Museum, microbiologist and author of The Origin of the World (Actes Sud).

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4. Can we save the planet by fighting obesity and pollution?

What if the battle for climate and the fight for better health were strongly linked, particularly through better nutrition? What activities are most damaging to health and the environment? Can we achieve a better quality of life by limiting warming to 1.5°C? With Jean-David Zeitoun, doctor and epidemiologist, author in 2022 of Suicide of the Species (Denoël).

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