Climatic Grand Tour

How climate change is reshaping Italy’s landscape

It’s no news anymore: climate change is already on, everywhere in the world. Italy, that narrow territory extending in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea among North Africa and Central Europe, is no exception. Italy is the perfect place to host the “Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change”.
Here, scientists funded by the Italian government are working with researches and simulations to obtain useful, reliable anticipations about the impact of climate change on economy, politics and how this change will affect agriculture, forests and ecosystems. In Italy, and in the whole Europe, temperature rising, glacier melting, climate tropicalization (less frequent but more intense rain), tornados, sea level rise, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion are something real, factors already affecting nations’ economy and people’s everyday living.