Marco Magrini

Born in Florence, Italy, Marco claims to be a descendant of Giovanni Villani, a chronicler of medieval times. He has been writing on newspapers since the age of 20, mostly about science and technology, with a focus on energy and (un)sustainability. He has been covering the United Nations conferences on climate change since COP11 in Montreal, in 2006. His semi-serious book ’The Brain: A User’s Manual’ (published by Short Books) has been translated into ten languages and it is probably the most intelligent thing he has ever produced in life. Apart from authoring Geographical’s monthly ClimateWatch column, of course.


Fossil-fuel companies knew about climate change as consumption soared

Fossil-fuel companies knew about climate change as consumption soared

Jun 24, 2022
Big oil companies have long known about climate change, but they still take no notice, says Marco Magrini
UN move to end plastic pollution is welcome – now what about biodiversity and climate change?

UN move to end plastic pollution is welcome – now what about biodiversity and climate change?

Jun 13, 2022
The UN plastics resolution is a big step forward, but on biodiversity and climate, we’re falling far behind, argues Marco Magrini
Solar power breakthrough using perovskite

Solar power breakthrough using perovskite

May 13, 2022
Climate watch: Marco Magrini looks at some pioneering solar power research using the semiconductor mineral perovskite
Our fossil fuel dependence is fuelling Russia’s war

Our fossil fuel dependence is fuelling Russia’s war

Mar 15, 2022
Dependence on fossil fuels is damaging to the world in so many ways, including by empowering acts of war
Plants photosynthesize more as climate warms

Plants photosynthesize more as climate warms

Feb 15, 2022
If governments are to reach the promised 45 per cent cut in global emissions by 2030, they must take plants and photosynthesis into account
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