Deep Sea Mining: Electric Car Batteries May Upset the Ocean Ecology

Originally published at: Deep Sea Mining: Electric Car Batteries May Upset the Ocean Ecology   - Systems Change Alliance

By Roar Bjonnes More electric cars are needed to save us from using fossil fuels to save us from global warming. These electric cars need cobalt, a naturally occurring metal and an essential ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries powering everything from cell phones and laptops to Elon’s Tesla. In the race for climate sustainability, the current cobalt market feature prices soaring up to $60,000 per metric ton. Experts have predicted no less than a 14,900% increase in demand for cobalt by 2030. But with dwindling cobalt resources in copper and nickel mines, there is, from a purely profit and production standpoint, a…

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