On heat waves and new emotions

Good morning from the Vanguard of Climate Collapse in the rich part of the world: the Iberian Peninsula. This post was written as we were just coming out of a heat wave about ten days long: a heat wave that happened even before the solstice, which, I remember, marks the time of the year whenContinue reading “On heat waves and new emotions”

Cosmic Home

🇧🇷 🇪🇸 🇮🇹 This is home. As seen from Mars, after sunset. There is a little rover with a camera on Mars — humans sent it, and it took this photograph of all of us, 160 millions kilometers away. We all are the “evening star” in someone else’s sky. We all are just a tiny tinyContinue reading “Cosmic Home”

Cosmic eyes

🇪🇸 🇧🇷 🇮🇹 “Little” Cosmic Eyes: the difference a century of human advance can make. The barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398 as seen from Earth: today (ESO telescopes, photo on the left) and about 100 years ago (Telescope of the Palomar Observatory, photo on the right). The photons arriving on Earth are the same; weContinue reading “Cosmic eyes”

Lettera agli Italiani

…che io amo,e che io detesto così come amo e detesto me, Italiana, come la pizza, Margherita. Sono un’Italiana che osserva l’Italia da fuori da circa dieci anni. Non ho mai smesso di osservarla, e solo da fuori ho iniziato un pochino a capirla — perché finalmente potevo vederla. Le cose si vedono per interoContinue reading “Lettera agli Italiani”