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"What We Talk About When We Talk About Deaths of Despair"

"Why we can’t possibly switch everyone to electric cars"

Impressive critique of a favorite Green policy.

New York’s automotive fleet is about a third the size of Britain’s. So if we use Herrington’s estimates, converting all of the Empire State’s vehicles to electricity will require roughly 60% of the world’s cobalt production, 30% of global neodymium, a quarter of global lithium and 15% of all copper production.