Thanks for the translation.October 28 2009 at 10:45 PM
|Luke Parrish (Login lsparrish)|
Response to Peak phosphorus
So for comparison...
There's about 500 grams per human body. Times 10 billion bodies, that is 5 billion kilograms, or 5 million metric tons.
The source says we've mined 150 million metric tons in 2007. Enough for roughly 300 billion human bodies.
Why would we be running out? My guess is inadequate recycling. The phosphorus is getting dumped into the ocean.
- Myopia - George on Oct 28, 2009, 11:08 PM