Ugo Bardi

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John Thackara:

"ENTROPY, PEAK OIL, AND STOIC PHILOSOPHY There are thermodynamic constraints to the system that we cannot dismiss – even though these limits may not appear in economics textbooks. “The final result is collapse in one form or another. We cannot avoid it” writes Ugo Bardi, who teaches physical chemistry at the University of Florence. A self-described stoic scientist, Bardi quips: “What is collapse, after all, other than a period in which things are changing faster than usual”. (

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  • Publications:
    1. Peak Oil Thermodynamics and Stoic Philosophy [1]
    2. Peak Civilization: The Fall of the Roman Empire [2]