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Out Of This World

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Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Scientists are warning that our planet is fast running out of many essential materials. Dwindling reserves of platinum, copper and phosphorous could create crises in the electronics, medical and farming worlds. There are fears that competition between countries for remaining deposits will result in 'resource wars'. Materials scientist Mark Miodownik finds out how serious the situation has become and asks what scientists, politicians and economists can do to secure the earth's resources for future generations.

Language:

English


This show will be available on Fri, Nov 24 at 11am.