So many truly intelligent people on the “right” side of the petroleum issue love to point out how electric cars need lots of rare earth materials for computers, motors, batteries, and so on. The amount of oil required to power the mining machines is huge, the rare earths are toxic, yada, yada, yada…
“Wake me up when you’re done. We have to get rid of evil, dirty, fossil fuels! They’re killing us!”
When reason can’t penetrate the barrier put up by the emotional rants of non-productive semi-sentient bipeds, what can we do?
This post is on point! Well written and shows the folly of banning petrochemicals.