Reading GN posts about all the things we recommended to do to cut down on our emissions is encouraging. Then I came across this-just to remind us what it takes to go electric with your driving.
The harsh reality of achieving net zero: Approximately 40,000 child labourers (slaves) in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) toil in perilous cobalt mines, lacking proper safety measures and earning meager wages. They are paid around $2 per day. The DRC produces an estimated 70% of the world’s cobalt. A recent report authored by personnel from one of China's largest mining firms has stated that Chinese mining companies are overseeing day to day cobalt mining operations in DRC remotely from Beijing. This cobalt is a crucial component in various products, such as electric cars. So when politicians bang the Net Zero drum, spare a thought for these individuals.