Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions is a series of podcasts describing some of the 21st Century’s most daunting problems, and how cutting-edge research in chemistry matters in the quest for solutions. This sweeping panorama of global challenges includes dilemmas such as providing a hungry, thirsty world with ample supplies of safe food and clean water; developing alternatives to petroleum to fuel society; preserving the environment and assuring a sustainable future for our children; and improving human health.
ACS issued a Final Report on the 2008 edition of the Global Challenges project at a press briefing at the National Press Club. The Final Report — 30,000 words of text based on input from more than 125 specialists — also is available in an 80-page full-color book. An easy-to-read digital version can be accessed.
Scientists discuss water safety and other water quality issues at a briefing on the American Chemical Society’s Global Challenges / Chemistry Solutions Final Report. The briefing was held at the National Press Building Broadcast Center. From left: Charles Haas, Drexel University; William Ball, Johns Hopkins University, and Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech University. Credit: Sam Hurd.