Peak Phosphorous And All That

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According to the author of this video I (@worstall that is) am responsible for changing his view of resources.

Which is nice, if only I knew what he’s actually saying. For there are indeed limits to resources, my understanding of French being one of themof them:

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Off topic but there was a good piece by Tim on capx.co about the New Deal, although a mention that the Roosevelt administration copied it directly from Italy and that it was the fascist economic policy might not have gone amiss; or that in the USA the government employed a 1/4 of a million enforcers who went around beating up barbers if they charged less that the government mandated rate for a haircut.

https://capx.co/the-real-lesson-of-the-great-depression/

BlokeInTejas
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You may indeed have contributed to his understanding, but there’s not a lot of evidence that he’s understood.

The video says “phosphorus is necessary for life and it’s a non renewable resource so we’re going to run out of it”.

Not much more.

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Boganboy

Thanks. Not speaking French, I didn’t have a clue what he said.

Since there’s no shortage of shit, I’d say there’s no shortage of phosphorus. We can conscript the Greens to recycle it for us.

BlokeInTejas
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BlokeInTejas

He did make the point that one can ease the problem by doing what was done in times of yore, and re-processing urine and merde.

Michael van der Riet
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Michael van der Riet

Course it’s renewable. You tack it to the top of a hundred-metre flagpole and connect it to the national grid and hey presto renewable.