On Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, renowned Italian weather expert, Luca Mercalli, will be speaking on climate change and its direct link to food production. While animal breeding remains the cause of green house gas emissions and food production the greatest cause of environmental decay, he will offer insight as to what steps are being taken to counter climate change and global warming, as well as to optimize water and fossil fuel usage, to reforest and sustainably manage agriculture.
This is the 5th of seven conferences for the 2nd edition of Buono, Pulito, Giusto Conferenze 2007/2008. Tea time with Paste di Meliga del Monregalese (thanks to the Unisg students, the Slow Food Presidia’s official consortium, and Tea & Company of Turin) begins at 5:30 PM, while the conference at 6:00 PM.
Mr. Mercalli is the president of the non-profit Italian society of meteorologists, which is the largest national association in reference to the sciences of the atmosphere. In 1993 he founded and still directs the Nimbus magazine and has written 85 publications and contributed to over 650 periodicals. The public in general may recognize him from his numerous appearances on a popular Rai Tre program.