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Paperback The rare metals war, the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scribe UK
The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution will reduce our dependency on nuclear power, coal, and oil, heralding a new era free of pollution, fossil-fuel shortages, and crossborder tensions. But there is a hidden dark side to this seemingly utopian vision.
A potent reminder of those things we take for granted: rare metals inside our technology. And a rare insight into both the environmental destruction associated with their retrieval and the geo-politics which have led the western world to grant China a near monopoly on global sales. Certainly a recommended read for anyone interested in a sustainable planet.