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Christian Jourquin, CEO, Solvay

1:58 PM MST | March 11, 2011

When explaining why this International Year of Chemistry is so important, I can think of no better way to express it than the year’s slogan: ‘Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future.’ Chemistry is a life-giving force in the most literal sense. If we have not suffered, and will not suffer, a Malthusian check [due to resource depletion] as the world’s population reaches 9 billion people, it is at least in part thanks to the progress that has been enabled by chemistry. Chemistry is also clearly a part of our future. There are a number of issues which...

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