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Monday, October 28, 2013

How Many People Should There Be? by Steven Mazie FROM Big Think

For those of you, who like me, never heard of the Haber-Bosch process, according to onelook.com it is "an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen" and here is what wikipedia says:

"The Haber-Bosch process was a milestone in industrial chemistry, because it divorced the production of nitrogen products, such as fertilizer, explosives and chemical feedstocks, from natural deposits, especially sodium nitrate (caliche), of which Chile was a major (and almost unique) producer . . . The food base of half of the current world population is based on the Haber-Bosch process."

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