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Does net zero pose a threat to food security? 

Sulfuric acid is important to a range of industries. Image: Unsplash/Jeremy Bezanger

Mark Maslin
Professor of Earth System Science, UCL
Simon Day
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, UCL
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A chart showing sulfur costs per tonne and global elemental sulfur production
Since 2008 especially, the price of sulfur has been closely linked to fossil fuel production. Image: Maslin et al. (2022), Author provided
Sulfuric acid demand is set to soar just as sources are likely to shrink.
Sulfuric acid demand is set to soar just as sources are likely to shrink. Image: Maslin et al. (2022), Author provided


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