Mining The Ocean Bottom For Metals – Is This A Bad Idea?

By James Conca

Everyone is finally getting the idea that going green isn’t just shutting down coal plants or driving electric vehicles.

Those are necessary, but the how may be even more important than the what. Bringing up green tech like electric vehicles and wind turbines takes a lot of resources, more than we can provide now, particularly special metals like Co, Li, Te and Nd, as well as just base metals like Fe, Cu, Pb and Zn.

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