It’s true that “seasons are not what they used to be”. The change has been such that it has resulted in uncertainty, anxiety, death and panic, and the intemperate climate can be traced to human action. This book argues that everything lies in the hands of the ruling classes who in the key countries of the planet pay no heed to this worrying issue. On the contrary they are deeply bound to voracious business lobbies. The irrationality of this system makes it dramatically pressing to reinstate a balance, which can be achieved through the safeguarding of shared assets and resources (air, water, soil) as well as through endorsement of biodiversity, which is to say the variety of life (a variety that needs to be protected also culturally against any “monoculture of the mind”). Lastly, it can be achieved through a reversal of the current climatic trend. Il clima è fuori dai gangheri is a short essay, in pamphlet style, which uses an evocative language that finds its starting point in Hamlet, in that “damned lot” which lay as heavily on the young Prince of Denmark as it does today on anyone who is conscious of being “born to set it right, the time”, the climate.