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Tornadoes and waterspouts: phenomena that (also) occur in Italy

When we talk about tornadoes, our thoughts immediately go to the immense American plains and the area known as “tornado alley”, a vast corridor extending over several states in the central region of the USA, where tornadoes very frequently form.…

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Climate changes, natural disasters and refugees

One person every second. This is the rate at which – on average from 2008 to 2014 all over the world – natural disasters like hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes have forced an increasingly large number of people to flee their…

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Geo-engineering: a contribution to mitigate climate change?

Climate change is a fact. And the role of man in determining such change is scientifically established. Normally depicted by images of advancing desertification, hurricanes destroying the coats or melting glaciers, climate change is nowadays mostly dealt with in terms…

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Algorithm and society

  Fig. 1 – Graphic representation of the algorithm It underlies many of our everyday actions, dictates what happens on the web, affects our "web reputation" on social media and chooses the ads that we run into on the Internet.…

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Bacteria in the clouds

Who has never studied the water cycle, from the sea to the clouds and from the clouds to the sea? And who has never looked up to the sky in an attempt to make weather forecasts? We have probably all…

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Climate change in the spotlight

Climate change has been the protagonist for almost two weeks at the COP21 in Paris. We now await the Paris Agreement to be ratified by all countries to achieve the set objectives. Now it is important to keep the issue…

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Climate agreement reached in Paris

It's official, we have a global climate agreement. The official text of the much awaited "Paris Agreement" was released around 1.30 pm on Saturday, 12 December by the UNFCCC, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and approved at around…

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Let’s clarify COP21

The glossary of the 21st Conference of the Parties The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opened its doors on 30 November in Paris, Parc des Expositions le Bourget. During these…

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Latest news regarding the climate

Polar temperatures in the USA, days in March that are almost like summer, extremely violent typhoons ... global climate seems to have gone crazy! What is happening to the Planet? As you know, the climate is a complicated subject, that…

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