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Global warming: IGN maps the state of a changing France


DECRYPTION - The National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information is preparing representations of "soil artificialisation", of the receding coastline and of biodiversity.

After the general staff maps designed for the military, those very precise of France which made it possible to draw motorways and to initiate the planning of the territory during the "Trente Glorieuses", the IGN (National Institute of geographic and forest information) is embarking on the cartography of

"Anthropocene France"


The term describes a new geological epoch that is characterized by the influence of humanity on the planet.

IGN wants to take into account the consequences of human activities, direct or indirect on the environment, to create a new family of maps.

Measure the retreat of the coastline...

They will evolve, because, for example, on the coast, the coastline is receding with the increasingly rapid rise in sea level. A rise caused by global warming, which causes sea water to expand and the melting of glaciers.

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These coastline maps will not be the first completed by the IGN.

“We are only at the start, with the land-sea boundary…

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Source: lefigaro

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