Luca Mercalli, renowned Italian meteorologist, is today one of the most influential and reliable experts to talk about climate changes. With intelligence and attention, in this book he manages to convey his vision even to the younger ones: we can no longer ignore the suffering of planet Earth, from which we recklessly exploit precious resources without looking ahead into the future.
What’s coming next, in Mercalli’s opinion, if we do look ahead? Looking at the best scenario in 2100 the Earth will have overheated on average by +2°; worst case scenario – but now very likely – the increase will be of +5°, with serious consequences on the quality of our lives: drought, heat waves, floods, upheaval of biodiversity, spread of harmful animals and insects are just a few of the consequences. Page after page Mercalli, using beautiful illustrated tables, imagines the different scenarios of the future of the planet.
No scaremongering, but an urgent need to educate future generations to respect nature