Phosphorus Archives - State of the Planet

Resource Consumption — the Ultimate Bubble?

“Basically, the instinct of civilizations in the past has been to run off a cliff. This time it’s different. We have one global civilization, so we have to be very careful not to run off a cliff.”

by |October 4, 2013

Phosphorus: Essential to Life—Are We Running Out?

Phosphorus is essential to human health and vital for food production. But are we using up phosphorus faster than we can economically extract it?

by |April 1, 2013