Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Century of Scientific Discovery That Brought Life and Death

The Guardian

It's 100 years since Fritz Haber found a way to synthesise ammonia – helping to feed billions but also to kill millions, and contributing to the pollution of the planet…Details here.

2 comments:

PLT said...

A riveting tale of good & evil, all mixed together.

PLT said...

The value of Haber's work is surely diminishing as the human population explodes. After all, if his work can be credited with saving millions from starvation, its downsides must also be avoided when looking for solutions to drought, famine and climate change.