By Steve Mohr, Geoffrey M. Evans, Philica
A detailed projection of phosphorus production by two Australian researchers indicates that world phosphate rock production will most likely peak in 2027. Phosphorus is a finite resource and cannot be substituted for agricultural uses. Without the use of phosophrus in fertilisers it would be difficult to provide sufficient food for an expanding world population.
By Steve Mohr, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Fossil fuels are currently an essential component in the global economy and the growth of the human population. The fossil fuel production projections from this study suggest that many of the IPCC fossil fuel projections appear overly optimistic. Based on the assumed URR values, it is predicted that global fossil fuel production will peak before 2030. For this reason, it is imperative that appropriate action be taken as early as possible to mitigate the effects of fossil fuel decline, to avoid energy shortages in the near future.