Atlas de l'Anthropocène

Preface by Jan Zalasiewicz
Afterword by Bruno Latour
The Atlas of the Anthropocene
Preface by Jan Zalasiewicz, postface by Bruno Latour

« The mythological figure of Atlas represents a giant able to bear the weight of the Earth on his shoulders without it crushing him. But when, in 1538, Gérard Mercator published what he decided to call an Atlas, the power relation was completely inversed. An "Atlas" was a collection of maps, printed on paper, something that could be flipped through, something that a cartographer could hold in his hand. It was no longer the Earth carried on our back, with its weight bearing down upon us, but the Earth dominated by us, possessed and mastered by us. Nearly five hundred years later, the situation is once again inversed with the publication of an “Atlas” that allows readers to understand why it is completely futile to aim to dominate, master, or possess the Earth, and that the only result of this madness is the risk that we end up crushed by its unshoulderable weight.” Bruno Latour

Climate change, the collapse of biodiversity, demographic evolution, urbanization, atmospheric pollution, soil deterioration, natural disasters, industrial accidents, public health crises, social unrest and mobilization, international summits – this is the first atlas that brings together all the data available on the ecological crisis our world is facing.

François Gemenne

François Gemenne is a researcher with the FNRS at the University of Liege, where he manages the Hugo Observatory. A member of the IPCC, he is a specialist in geopolitical environmental issues, which he teaches at Sciences Po, in Paris, and at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He is the co-director of the Observatory of Climate Change Impacts on Defense and Security, led by the Ministry of the Armed Forces, and is co-author of the Atlas of environmental migration published by the Presses de Sciences Po (2016).



Atlas des migrations environnementales
Environnemtal Migrations
Dina Ionesco, Daria Mokhnacheva, François Gemenne
Coordinated by three of the best experts in environmental migration, with the help of cartographers and specialists in computer graphics, this pioneering work provides the first comprehensive overview of the state of affairs in this area. With more than 100 maps and graphics, it possible solutions to this major 21st century challenge.



L'enjeu mondial. L'environnement
Global Issues. The environment
François Gemenne
A global overview of environmental issues raised by the new policies of the Earth by the best scholars in the field — philosophers, economists, sociologists, historians, engineers, political scientists and international relations experts.



Controverses climatiques, sciences et politique
Climate Controversies, Sciences and Politics
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How to created scientific controversies and who benefits from them? A book for everyone who wants to understand what's behind the climate change denial.





Contributions:

Négociations internationales
International Negotiations
Franck Petiteville, Delphine Placidi-Frot
Peace, trade, nuclear, environment, Europe... Multilateralism requires players to constantly negotiate. A very useful synthesis on the specifics of the multilateral negotiations for professionals, teachers and students.