Ugo Bardi

Ugo Bardi teaches physical chemistry at the University of Florence, Italy. He writes on sustainability, peak oil, climate change, resource depletion and other subjects related to sustainability on his blog "www.cassandralegacy.blogspot.com"

Recent Articles

UFO: a knowledge problem

For those of us who have lived the whole cycle of the UFO phenomenon, I highly recommend “The UFO phenomenon” a book by John Greer, “The Archdruid”. The book is also summarized in a post of his. Greer is a… [more]

Italy: overshooting the bear

A poster in favor of the bear named Daniza, under threat of capture or suppression in Italy. It says “Leave alone Daniza and her cubs, otherwise I’ll never come back to Trentino” (Trentino is the Northern region of Italy where… [more]

Surfing the Italian tsunami

Italy is being hit by an economic tsunami caused by the high costs of mineral commodities which is destroying its industrial system and plunging the country in a deeper and deeper crisis. Unfortunately, the Italian government seems to be still… [more]

Italy: adapting to collapse

The new San Lorenzo mall in Florence, Italy. An American style food court designed mainly with international tourism in mind. It is an example of the attempt of the Italian economy to adapt to the ongoing collapse of its traditional… [more]

Photovoltaic Water

Water produced by condensing humidity from the air using solar energy. Starring Francesco El Asmar. Photo by Ugo BardiWhen we started working on producing water from atmospheric humidity, myself and my friend and colleague Toufic El Asmar thought it was… [more]

Russia’s Smart Move to Asia

In this post, professor Tatiana Yugay, of the Moscow State University of economics, reports  from Saint Petersburg about the recent Russia-China deal. See also a previous post on the subject.By Tatiana Yugay In my previous post at Ugo Bardi’s blog, I… [more]

How to destroy a civilization

This is the third post of comments on the “NASA-funded paper” (a term that went viral) on societal collapse by Motesharrei, Rivas and Kalnay (MRK). In my first post on the subject, I noted some qualitative features of the model.… [more]

The Frog jumps to here

After about one year on the web, I decided to close the blog “The Frog that Jumped Out,” merging it with “Resource Crisis.” As a result you’ll see more posts dedicated to climate change here. In general, I hope that… [more]

The invasion of the resource zombies

 (image from WikiHow – Creative Commons license)You probably heard that new ideas are “are born as heresies and die as superstitions”. But it can be worse than that: there are ideas which simply refuse to die and, like zombies, continue… [more]

"EXTRACTED" published

My new book, “Extracted” is now on sale. It is an updated version in English of the German version which was published last year. You can get it directly from the editor, Chelsea Green or from the usual sources.This book… [more]