2019

Phoresta / 2019

What  can be the “Italian way” (as once it was called) for a complex but crucial phenomenon like the circular economy ? To get a clear picture it is useful to read the paper “A Message from the Ministers Gian Luca Galletti and Carlo Calenda”, on the website consultazione-economiacircolare.minambiente.it The word “mina” refers to the Ministry...

In the previous issue of Phoresta News we talked about the web site of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) that analyzes the climate change from all points of view. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is a complex and long report in which it is easy to get lost because the phenomenon is extremely diversified. For...

We already spoke about and proved many times that it is urgent to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In this respect, several systems have been devised such as, for example, technological development, energy efficiency and the increase in the use of renewable energies. But there is another measure that could help and that is...

At the XXII Triennale di Milano the exhibition-event “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” was held. An in-depth investigation curated by Paola Antonelli on the bonds shared by human beings and natural environment. As everybody knows, the bons mentioned in the title have been thoroughly compromised, if not broken. We are looking for a way...

Recently we attended the 3rd National Conference on Sharing Mobility and discovered a world in great turmoil that deserves careful consideration. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The explicit question of the operators of shared mobility is "are you sure that you really need to buy a car, to pay for stamp duties, annual insurance, maintenance and shelter even if you use...

This time we talk about aliens, although a bit peculiar ones. To introduce the theme we use a passage from the popular novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 1897. "And before we judge of them too harshly we must remember what ruthlessness and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon...