'Peak Phosphorus'

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"It's an essential, if underappreciated component of our daily lives, and a key link in the global food chain. And it's running out."

By James Elser, Stuart White

"The root of this problem has previously been the subject of presidential concern. In a message to Congress in 1938, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Roosevelt warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation.""

Peak Phosphorus, and Why It Matters - By James Elser and Stuart White | Foreign Policy
 

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Non stop fear mongering by the Neo-National Socialists.

There is simply no human activity, no area of interest that is not subject to Mo' n Bigga Gubbamint.
 

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As long as there are Liberals, we'll never have "Peak Stupid"
 

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"It's an essential, if underappreciated component of our daily lives, and a key link in the global food chain. And it's running out."

By James Elser, Stuart White

"The root of this problem has previously been the subject of presidential concern. In a message to Congress in 1938, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Roosevelt warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation.""

Peak Phosphorus, and Why It Matters - By James Elser and Stuart White | Foreign Policy
Ding! The next socialism/fascism delivery system is ready.
 

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My, my, the usual suspects posting on nonsense on something they know absolutely nothing about.
 

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I guess we need to put phosphorous back in our laundry detergent?
 

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In a message to Congress in 1938, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Roosevelt warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation."

In a message to Congress in 2010, U.S. President Barack H. Obama warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Obama warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation."
 
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Do people really think there is an infinite amount of resources in this planet? With the staggering amount we use each year, there has to be a time when it runs out
 

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Do people really think there is an infinite amount of resources in this planet? With the staggering amount we use each year, there has to be a time when it runs out
Answer me this.

How many atoms are there in the world? From Ionosphere to Inner Core?

What percentage do we know for a fact exist as resources? How much of that is really just estimates?

Every damn time someone comes out with a 'We're running out of X!" their solution is always government takeovers, rationing and destroying western civilization.

When was the last time we ran out of a global resource before a replacement was found that was not biologically based? (don't hand me local shortages either, that's not the question.)

There is only a finite amount of resources on this planet, yes. But, with so much of the world not known about, and technology finding new ways of using these resources, or access them every day in better and better ways, this discussion is often a completely moot point.
 

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Do people really think there is an infinite amount of resources in this planet? With the staggering amount we use each year, there has to be a time when it runs out

As long as there are Liberals, we'll never have "Peak Stupid"
 

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