Ever heard of “rare earths” ? Rare earths are used in computers, tv screens, they are in the components that make cell phones vibrate… and they use 10’s of 1000s of tons to generate wind power, for the magnets windmills require to function. Example given in the video below (Poison wind power) contents that a 3 megawatt wind turbine uses 2 TONS of rare earths.
The extraction of rare earths causes additional ecological plagues, as if we didn’t have enough of them already. Rare earths are also used for light bulbs. But wait, there is more, if you think that you are saving the planet, well sorry, rare earths are also needed for hybrid and electric cars’ batteries.
A rare earth element or rare earth metal, as defined by IUPAC, is one of a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table (WIKI)
Earth Custodians have demonstrated gazillions of times that following the money is too often deadly… it generally is . Why? because when there is “gold rush”, greed will systematically censor the down sides, silence dissent… because the majority chases profits.
It is yet another case demonstrating that capitalism cannot regulate itself, as collusion is not preventable. And in this case particularly, we can see how the left pushing for ecology-friendly-solutions is collaborating with the right, wall street meritocrats. The success of wind energy proponents is rather the consequence of masterful lobbyists.
Corporate lobbyists are everywhere in Washington. Of the 100 organizations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 represent business. The largest companies now have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. How did American businesses become so invested in politics? And what does all their money buy? … And now, the costs of effective lobbying have risen to a level that only larger businesses can typically afford. (FULL BOOK REVIEW)
Let’s repeat that again: the costs of effective lobbying have risen… collusion and efficiency of the market at their finest.
“Unequivocally the illegal mining of rare earths in China is the biggest issue facing the industry”, says the Forbes link here at the bottom page. This is how they manage to rape Nature, by making us believe that plunder can be legal. How about buying less electronics in the first place at the consumer level and spend more time traveling instead?
Pro-monetarists want to live in a society where everything is readily accessible, can be bought on the sport….but this is a total delusion as we now can see again. Earth cannot provide for everybody’s egotic consumption. It is time to imagine a new society where public transportation are improved greatly so people do not need 3 or 4 cars per household.
People can also learn to carpool for example. Or share cars with neighbors. In a money-free society, individuals will definitely have more time as they will have to contribute around 10 hrs weekly, as explained by Peter Joseph in his exposes on a resource based economy. We cannot patch our current model, the entire model has to go. This blog proves it again.
Mining has always been highly detrimental to the environment. All mining, and this means that man must collaborate with Earth to avoid the destruction of his habitat. Nature herself controls our consumption. It is better to wait 6 months (because supply and demand must be balanced at the production level to avoid waste) to get the best plasma TV available than getting it right away and contributing to an unsustainable market and fueling obsolescence.
How “Ego-Neurotic Gratifications” Contribute To The Demise Of Humanity https://steemit.com/informationwar/@earthcustodians/how-ego-neurotic-gratification-first-are-about-to-lead-to-the-demise-of-humanity
The conclusion is not pretty: corporations are going after rare earths to sustain greed and neurotic consumption, and destroy the planet in the process, then build wind farms which kill birds by the millions while becoming hazardous to human health… what gives?
Anybody able to grasp our existential dilemmas should be infuriated and decide to go on a crusade to help the Truth prevail!
How Wind Farms Destroy the Environment 1: Wildlife
Wind-Farms cause horrific environmental destruction. Tens of millions of birds and bats are killed every year by these wildlife mincers. Global wind installed capacity is now more than ten times that of the USA at 550,000 megawatt. Which leads us directly to an estimate of 6 million bird fatalities and 10 million bat fatalities per year.
Poison wind power: the shocking environmental damage they don’t want you to see
BIRD STRIKE” — WINDMILLS ARE KILLING THOUSANDS OF BIRDS
Wind farms are the ‘new apex predators’: Blades kill off 75% of buzzards, hawks and kites that live nearby, study shows (nov 2018)
Predatory bird numbers are four times higher in areas away from win turbines
This is having a devastating ‘ripple effect’ across the food chain
It means numbers of certain small animals are growing unchecked
Turbines: Ministers want to see another 4,000 across the country, meanwhile new research shows living near wind farms could damage your health (2009)
The low frequency noises from turbine blades can be picked up and can trigger a part of the brain linked to emotions, scientists have found
Three Decades of Wind Industry Deception: A Chronology of a Global Conspiracy of Silence and Subterfuge (2015)
Wind lobbyists have successfully infiltrated our language with totally inaccurate and misleading terminology, such as “wind farms” and “clean energy.” Neither exists. Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/06/magical_wind_power_illusions_versus_reality.html#ixzz5WIMKM7qQ
The list of environmental concerns that can be connected with rare earth elements is not a brief one. Throughout the cycle of mining processes that rare earth elements go through, there is potential for negative effects on the environment. Extracting rare earth elements begins with mining. This is followed by the refining process, and then disposal. All of the stages of mining, refining, and disposal come with unique issues.
Up to 40% of rare earths being sold today can be classified as illegal but prices are so low that metals previously destined for important uses in electronics and weapons systems are being consumed in cheap, low-tech products….. Because China produces 85% of the world’s rare earths it was able to impose export controls, effectively using rare earths as an economic weapon. (2015)
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