England for 2 centuries it was coal that powered energy: then Empire US becomes oil rich and we know the story. Who next and What? Excellent TED talk. Do you know the importance of Lithium, Graphite, Cobalt, Nickel especially cars which have 6 times the components of an oil/diesel car. Then ask about wars and environment.

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July 1, 2022 TODAY’S TED TALK The blind spots of the green energy transition 18 minutes · TED Countdown New York Session The world needs clean power, but decarbonization calls for a massive increase in the mining and extraction of minerals like lithium, graphite and cobalt.

Environmental peacemaking expert Olivia Lazard sheds light on the scramble for these precious mineral resources — and how the countries that control their supply chains (including China and Russia) could find themselves at the center of the new global stage. Learn why Lazard thinks planetary security depends on our ability to de-escalate resource competition and avoid the same mistakes that led to the climate crisis. Watch now »

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