In the not-too-distant future, demand for phosphorus could outstrip supply, playing out a familiar scenario of scarcity, price shocks, riots, starvation and war.
March 17, 2010 |
“P” is for phosphorus, the stuff of life, and â€œpâ€ is for â€œpeak phosphorusâ€ by 2030, ecologists say, unless â€” presto! â€” pee can be turned into gold through modern-day alchemy.
More reason to go green by recycling everything we can and conserving.