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Professor of Physical Chemistry, 

University of Florence, Italy



Ugo Bardi, PhD, is a lecturer in physical chemistry at the University of Florence, in Italy.  He is engaged in research on sustainability and energy, with a special view on the concept of circular economy and on the depletion of mineral resources.  He is also a member of the Club of Rome, an international think tank dedicated to sustainability.


Bardi is active in the dissemination of scientific results in sustainability and climate science in English on the blog “Cassandra’s Legacy” (  He is the author of numerous papers on sustainability and of several books, including The Limits to Growth Revisited (Springer 2011), Extracted – how the quest for mineral wealth is plundering the planet (Chelsea Green, 2014), and The Seneca Effect, why growth is slow but collapse is rapid (Springer 2017). 


Dr. Bardi is an Italian citizen, lives near Florence, Italy. He is married and has a son and a daughter.

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