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High-Tech can’t last: Limited minerals & metals essential for wind, solar, microchips, cars, & other high-tech gadgets

Metals and minerals aren’t just physically limited, they can be economically limited by a financial collapse, which dries up credit and the ability to borrow for new projects to mine and crush ores. Economic collapse drives companies and even nations … Continue reading

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Metal recycling limited and not even possible in some cases

[ I always wondered why more recycling wasn’t done, surely that would be cheaper than the entire process of mining, crushing ore, smelting, fabrication and so on.  But it turns out there are a lot of issues with recycling, and … Continue reading

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