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              The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

              The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pitron, Guillaume

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              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 has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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              ISBN 9781925849325
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
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              The Rare Metals War: the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pitron, Guillaume; Translated by Jacobsohn, Bianca

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              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. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist and documentary-maker Guillaume Pitron reveals that, by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. These are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, as well as our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other technologies. But we know very little about how rare metals are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs; meanwhile, China has captured the lion's share of the market and is using it to consolidate its position as a leading global power. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order.
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              ISBN 9781912854264
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
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              The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pitron, Guillaume; Translated by Jacobsohn, Bianca

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              Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions?

              ISBN 9781950354313
              Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
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