By Gaia Vince

We know our planet is in challenge, and that it truly is principally our fault. yet all too usually the complete photo of switch is obstructed via dense info units and specific catastrophes. suffering from this obscurity in her position as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince made up our minds to commute the realm and notice for herself what existence is admittedly like for individuals at the frontline of this new truth. What she stumbled on used to be a bunch humans doing the main remarkable things.

During her trip she reveals a guy who's making synthetic glaciers in Nepal in addition to someone who's portray mountains white to draw snow fall; take the electrified reefs of the Maldives; or the fellow who's making islands out of garbage within the Caribbean. those are usual those people who are fixing critical crises in loopy, creative, powerful methods. whereas Vince doesn't mince phrases concerning the hard place our species is in, those exceptional tales, mixed with the hot technological know-how that underpins Gaia's services and study, make for a persuasive, illuminating — and unusually hopeful — learn on what the Anthropocene capability for our destiny.

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L’auteur n’est pas historien, et le livre est avant tout le témoignage d’une mémoire locale de la plongée. 27 « ME ATRAPÓ EL LUGAR » : PRIS PAR LE LIEU 51 courrons à la mémoire d’Antonio Torrejón qui a été celui qui l’a le plus connu. Il écrit ainsi : « Jules Rossi, aquanaute français, a fait progresser le tourisme sous-marin en Patagonie ». Depuis la fondation du Club Náutico Atlántico Sud, le 10 octobre 1955, nous, les amoureux des sports aquatiques du Nord Est du Chubut, vivions en recherchant quelles activités on pouvait développer sur nos côtes pour amplifier le plaisir authentique et la qualité de vie des habitants locaux et l’intérêt des étrangers.

Première surprise, donc. Si la barbe est de mise, on est loin du stéréotype du vieux pêcheur, ou même d’héritiers d’une longue tradition familiale. La plupart viennent de grandes villes argentines, travaillaient par exemple dans des bars ou des usines, et sont issus de familles sans aucune relation avec la mer. Ils ont le look sportif des moniteurs de ski dans les Alpes : bandanas, tee-shirts et pantalons colorés, lunettes de glacier, parfois un piercing ou une boucle d’oreille. Tout ceci ne retire évidemment rien au caractère sympathique des rencontres que j’ai avec eux, ni à l’intérêt de ce qu’ils me disent ou de ce que j’observe.

En 1942, les actes indiquent que le propriétaire des installations d’eau souhaitant arrêter l’exploitation, c’est la Comisión de fomento (la commune, selon son statut juridique de l’époque) qui rachète cette exploitation qui se faisait à partir d’un moulin sur la plage, l’eau étant ensuite stockée dans les cuves en ciment d’une maison. En 1971, on détruit le hangar de l’embarcadère. Ces quelques éléments confirment bien l’état de précarité du village, précarité dont témoignent tous les anciens habitants interrogés.

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