Nov 19, 2021 • 51M

Confronting the crisis: Systems, solutions and stories | Ugo Bardi

From 3-D printing bacteria-grown food to a new theory of evolution, we may yet pull through

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It's a critical time for our planet. We face severe ecological, economic and energy crises. Journalist Rachel Donald interviews experts confronting those crises head on, revealing the big picture of what's really going on.
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Ugo Bardi is a Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Florence, and a member of the Club of Rome. Ugo’s work focuses on promoting a sustainable transition to renewable energy on the basis of a quantitative energy yield analysis. In his blog, he examines among other things the “Seneca Effect”, a biophysical interpretation of the collapse of complex systems.


In this fascinating interview Ugo ranges from discussing what killed the dinosaurs to revealing a theory of evolution that could radically transform how we combat the climate crisis. He also provides details on some of the most exciting technological advancements which could help us navigate our energy, economic and ecological crises.

This isn’t one to miss. Listen here or catch it on Apple or Spotify.

Ugo’s blog, The Seneca Effect.

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