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April 12th, 2007

How the Global Warming Agenda Affects Critical Nonferrous Metal Demand

Rare earth metals are critical components of super strong magnets used in miniaturized mechanical components, and in electronic devices, and for nanomaterials. Just as an example, off the top of my head, I think it may be impossible to build wind following windmills and sun following solar collectors without rare earth metal components. In addition nickel metal hydride batteries need rare earth metals as do fuel cells. The U.S. has large deposits of rare earth containing minerals that are not mined due to environmentalist objections. Will we need a Solomonic leader to decide between environmentalism and global warming?


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