“Beijing is drawing up plans to prohibit or restrict exports of rare earth metals that are produced only in China and play a vital role in cutting edge technology, from hybrid cars and catalytic converters, to superconductors, and precision-guided weapons…
China mines over 95pc of the world’s rare earth minerals, mostly in Inner Mongolia. The move to hoard reserves is the clearest sign to date that the global struggle for diminishing resources is shifting into a new phase. Countries may find it hard to obtain key materials at any price…
Each Toyota Prius uses 25 pounds of rare earth elements.”
The USA has an abundance of hydrocarbons.
But, rather than make use of these tremendous resources, the Green religious cult members insist upon requiring us, through costly force of law -- and for no good reason, to deplete truly “rare” resources.
Worse still, these are resources required for national defense (precision-guided weapons) -- unless, of course, the Green Meanies prefer carpet bombing (or outright surrender).
Worse than that, the only real beneficiaries of the “Green” war on hydrocarbons will be Trial Lawyers (and the Dim politicians they buy off).
I just wish I could say this was atypical of the boundless hypocrisy, tyranny, counter productivity and stupidity of the Greenies. But, that would be a lie.
(at 1:35 into the video).