It’s Time For Us To Tell The Truth About Mining

From Transport Evolved.

We’re told over and over again that there just aren’t the resources to electrify transport, that the mining is causing untold damage, and that there’s no way to fix it. But is that true?

Kate digs in, and takes a deep look at mining, resources and whether we really can electrify transportation.


00:00 – Introduction
01:12 – Support the channel & some housekeeping
02:07 – Are there really enough resources?
06:10 – …but will we stick with the same chemistry anyway?
08:03 – How bad *is* the mining?
17:46 – How can we reduce the harm?
22:51 – The TLDR
20:17 – Thanks and Credits


Script, Presenter, Audio: Kate Walton-Elliott
Camera, Editor, Colorist: Kate Walton-Elliott
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Kate Walton-Elliott
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

—– – BloombergNEF Electric Vehicle Outlook ← How will the world produce enough? ← Circular Economy and Cobolt ← High Nickel NMA – Cobalt free alternative to NMC and NCA ← Litihum recycling by ultrasonication (as used by ReLib) ← cites 75kWh / 8kg lithium figure (comes from GREET modelling, I think). ← EIA Annual coal report ← 1968 report includes coal stripping ratio ← mining stripping terminology explanations ← Decarbonisation to drive dramatic increase in mining waste – options for reduction ← extracting lithium from seawater. lithium extraction – social and environmental impacts metals extraction – biome impacts. – lithium mining marine impacts – lithium mining general environmental impacts – circular economy strategies – Solar panel predictions vs reality


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