What about Peak Rare Earth Metals?

Tree-hugging, hippy-dippy weirdos like to bang on about peak oil. They stuff it down our throats endlessly and then they proceed to bang on about electric cars.

There could be a problem with their?insistence?on electric cars though. They certainly won’t be telling us about it because it doesn’t fit their world view.

One argument I?ve heard is ?national security,? the idea being that electric vehicles would make the United States less dependent on imported oil. Be careful what you wish for, however, because if electric cars become a mainstay, we may be trading one dependence for another that is even more troubling. Ninety-five percent of the world?s output of rare-earth metals today comes from one country: China. By some estimates, demand will outstrip supply within five years. At least with oil we know there are fifty years of oil reserves readily available. Moreover, oil is produced all over the world, limiting the monopoly power of any one country.

Oops…is that peak rare earth metals?

They can stick their wind turbines and g.a.y. Toyota Prius where the sun don’t shine.

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