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Ugo Bardi

Ugo Bardi is a member of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Florence, where he teaches physical chemistry. His research interests include mineral resources, renewable energy, and system dynamics applied to economics. He is a member of the Club of Rome, of the scientific committee of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO), and Climalteranti, a group active in climate science.

He is also founder and former president of the Italian chapter of ASPO and chief editor of Frontiers in Energy Systems and Policy. His articles have appeared on The Oil Drum, Resilience (formerly The Energy Bulletin), Financial Sense, and Cassandra's Legacy. His previous books include The Limits to Growth Revisited

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    How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet

    As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet’s mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Will there come a time when we run out of minerals? In Extracted, Ugo Bardi draws upon the world’s leading minerals experts to offer a compelling glimpse into that new world ahead, delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, and shows how mining came to be one of the largest global industries.


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