Phosphorus pp 81-88 | Cite as

Peak Phosphorus

  • Mikhail Butusov
  • Arne Jernelöv
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL, volume 9)


The expression “Peak Phosphorus” stems from the earlier works of M.K. Hubbert, a geophysicist from Shell Oil, who already in the 1960s correctly predicted that oil production in the USA would reach its peak before 2000. Further on, his method was applied to forecasting of the exhaustion time of the global oil reserves as well as gas, coal, uranium, and, which is the most interesting for us, phosphorus.


Phosphate Rock Depletion Curve Exhaustion Time Limited Reserve Phosphate Rock Mining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Butusov
    • 1
  • Arne Jernelöv
    • 2
  1. 1.The International Center for Advanced and Comparative EU-Russia ResearchViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Futures StudiesStockholmSweden

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