International expert on global climate change
An international researcher and lecturer on climatology and glaciology, Luca Mercalli has addressed over 2,400 audiences on these and related topics. As the director of Nimbus, a magazine functioning under the auspices of the Italian Meteorological Society, he chairs the Carlo Alberto College Moncalieri Meteorological Observatory. The observatory is recognized as a historical-scientific heritage site by the World Meteorological Organisation.
Luca Mercalli studied agricultural sciences, earning a specialization in agrometeorology and earning a master’s in Alpine geography and mountain sciences at the Edytem Laboratory of the University of Savoy Mont Blanc in France. His focus was on the history of the climate and glaciers of the Western Alps. From there he went on to assume the presidency of the Italian Meteorological Society. His current role sees him as a guest lecturer teaching environmental sustainability in schools and universities in Italy, Switzerland, and France. He is also a consultant for the European Union and an advisor to the Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research.
The founder and director of Nimbus magazine, Luca Mercalli often collaborates with La Repubblica, La Stampa, and Il Fatto newspaper. He has thousands of articles to his credit. A prolific author, his works encompass numerous genres even ventured into the realm of children’s literature.
Luca Mercalli has presented his lectures to thousands of audiences, with his special focus on all things related to climate change and its impact. Living in Italy, he presents in both Italian and English.