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Climate-Smart Food

Authors: Reay, Dave

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  • Discusses the challenges of food security in the 21st century
  • Compares how climate smart different types of food are
  • Challenges readers to think about their own food and how they get it
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This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores the weather extremes the world’s farmers are already dealing with, and what new threats climate change will bring. Readers will encounter heat waves and hurricanes, wildfires and deadly toxins, as well as some truly climate-smart solutions. In every case there are responses that could cut emissions while boosting resilience and livelihoods. Ultimately we are all in this together, our decisions on what food we buy and how we consume it send life-changing ripples right through the global web that is our food supply. 
As we face a future of 10 billion mouths to feed in a rapidly changing climate, it’s time to get to know our farmers and herders, our vintners and fisherfolk, a whole lot better. 

About the authors

Dave Reay is Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has studied climate change for over 20 years, from warming impacts in the Southern Ocean, through carbon fluxes in forests, to greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and agriculture. In 2018 he received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching for his work in climate change education. His latest project involves managing a large area of coastal land in Scotland to regrow native tree species and trap a lifetime’s carbon. 

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Reay, Dave

  • Climate-Smart Orange Juice

    Pages 9-19

    Reay, Dave

  • Climate-Smart Bread

    Pages 21-34

    Reay, Dave

  • Climate-Smart Tea

    Pages 35-47

    Reay, Dave

  • Climate-Smart Milk

    Pages 49-66

    Reay, Dave

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18206-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 29,54 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18205-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate-Smart Food
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18206-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18206-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18205-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 201
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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