Climate change is a fact. However, mankind has already done a lot to reverse it.
Climate change, declining biodiversity, degradation of agricultural soil, shortage of fresh water and invasive pest species all result from human actions. The Human Age examines these and other threats, as well as our current promising efforts to reverse them.
Data from previous climate changes suggest that nature may adapt to such changes more readily than in the most pessimistic scenarios. For instance, increasing forest cover outside the tropics, introducing eco-friendly water-saving agricultural techniques and new genetic methods of plant breeding encourage positive development.
“Turunen tells about the relationship between human beings and nature in a positive way. This relationship is not a complete tragedy after all.” – Kauppalehti magazine
Professor Seppo Turunen has been a lecturer in zoophysiology at the University of Helsinki, and is a previous director of Helsinki Zoo and the former president of the Biological Society of Finland (Vanamo). He has written several books and articles on the relationship between humans and nature, and was shortlisted for the Finlandia Non-Fiction Prize in 2007.