“Basically, the instinct of civilizations in the past has been to run off a cliff. This time it’s different. We have one global civilization, so we have to be very careful not to run off a cliff.”
Category> Economics, General Earth Institute, population, Poverty / Economic Development, Water Tags> Adaptation, Climate, Climate and Agriculture, climate change, economy, Energy, investing, Phosphorus, resource scarcity
Cell phones, iPads, laptops, televisions, hybrid cars, wind turbines, solar cells and many more products depend on rare earth metals to function. Will there be enough for us to continue our high-tech lifestyle and transition to a renewable energy economy?