The Alchemy of Air
Thomas Hager is the author of The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler, published by Harmony.
Thomas Hager talked about the disconnect between population theorists from Thomas Malthus to Paul Ehrlich who predicted mass starvation in the 1970s to the 1980s and the actuality of global per capita caloric intake being higher than ever before. He argued that the relative plethora of food, World War II, and global warming were all tied to the invention of mass scale synthetic nitrogen fixation.
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