“Is it ethical to purchase a lithium battery powered EV?”

It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just one battery.


Although a lot of the article was “could be’s” masquerading as facts, it was interesting nevertheless:

NYT article

And here is an example of a Tiktaalik-inspired meme:

From knowyourmeme.com