Svante Arrhenius Quotes

Humanity stands ... before a great problem of finding new raw materials and new sources of energy that shall never become exhausted. In the meantime we must not waste what we have, but must leave as much as possible for coming generations.

This was a common refrain by 2005, but this was written 80 years before that. Few had this prescient vision.
Svante Arrhenius
Svante Arrhenius
  • Born: February 19, 1859
  • Died: October 2, 1927
  • Nationality: Swedish
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Svante August Arrhenius was a Swedish scientist. Originally a physicist, but often referred to as a chemist, Arrhenius was one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903, becoming the first Swedish Nobel laureate, and in 1905 became director of the Nobel Institute where he remained until his death.

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