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Started by 12345 - Nov. 25, 2022, 10:34 p.m.
By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 12:19 a.m.
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Thanks jean!

The story about cobalt and other extremely valuable rare earth metals is just another "element" to the huge fake green energy scam.

Blood cobalt

One of the poorest countries on Earth is paying a heavy price for the world’s green energy revolution.

By Michael Davie in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Foreign Correspondent

Previous thread on rare earth metals.

By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 7:37 a.m.
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China‘s extreme dominance and US not of the global rare earth metals which are critical in  the production of  EV car batteries is a recipe for strengthening  China  as an unchallenged economic global  super power.

the fake green energy forms of our promised new world will feature power plants that need even more powerful batteries to store the intermittent, diffuse solar and wind power.

fossil fuels are their own battery. The energy is stored in the fuel.

doing some research to share back in my office with links later today…. it’s estimated that in 2029 that rhe US will have 3 lithium battery mega factories.

china will have 88 of lithium battery mega factories.

and  Biden just agreed to send billions in climate reparations to the climate accords developing country’s for supposedly, permanently  wrecking their weather and climate. China is one of those countries that gets that money based on the UNs designation of China as a developing country.

China now emits triple the CO2 as the US and is increasing as we cut ours but Biden just agreed to send them money for our emitting CO2 in the past.

we are told that CO2 emissions stay in the  atmosphere-for an absurd 300-1,000 years so that they can impose this retarded past  CO2 emissions  reparations scheme. Even when many  studies have the time at less than 10 years.

By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 5:03 p.m.
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This is not a speculative, what if issue.

It's an absolute reality of the IS based on indisputable physical laws of energy with regards to the  fake green energy market that we are being blatantly deceived about.

The World Can’t Wean Itself Off Chinese Lithium

China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.”

But there’s an important piece missing between mine and manufacturing. Turning lithium ore into the purer lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide needed for batteries is an expensive and complex operation. It takes years to get a lithium processing plant or gigafactory off the ground, and it could take decades and an estimated $175 billion for the US to catch up to China. China controls at least two-thirds of the world’s lithium processing capacity, and it’s this more than anything that could give it a stranglehold on the battery market for years to come.

Without urgent investment in this middle step, lithium pulled from new mines in the US and Europe might still need to be shipped to Asia and back again to be refined before it can be used in electric cars—increasing emissions, compromising energy independence, and handing China a trump card.

By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 5:09 p.m.
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Afghanistan Lithium Lost to China. Is Biden Selling Us Out?

Afghanistan is the “the Saudi Arabia of lithium” –a metal that is essential for electric vehicle batteries and battery storage technologies. According to the International Energy Agency these technologies account for 30 percent of the current global demand for lithium. Demand for lithium is projected to increase 40-fold above 2020 levels by 2040, along with rare earth elements, copper, cobalt, and other minerals in which Afghanistan is also naturally rich.

China currently controls the supply chains for most of the production and/or processing of these minerals. Now China may have another source.

According to MarketWatch:

The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has led to grave concerns about the safety of Afghan citizens and foreigners alike, but also raised questions about the future of the nation’s vast mineral reserves, once valued at as much as $3 trillion.

The chaos may offer China, which dominates the world market for rare earths, widely used in technology, to step in to develop the mineral reserves, which also include lithium, used in the manufacture of batteries.

“Chinese dealmakers have their bags packed, and will arrive on the first flights after the airports open,” said Byron King, geologist and mining and energy writer for Agora Financial.


By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 5:13 p.m.
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Sustainable Energy

China ‘played a great game’ on lithium and we’ve been slow to react, industry CEO says


Key Points

  • Lithium, which some have dubbed “white gold,” is crucial to the batteries that power electric vehicles.
  • “I just think the Chinese have — I mean you have to take your hat off, they’ve played a great game,” American Lithium CEO Simon Clarke tells CNBC.
  • “For decades, they’ve been locking up some of the best assets across the world and quietly going about their business,” Clarke adds.

The stakes are high. In a translation of her State of the Union speech, delivered in September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said “lithium and rare earths will soon be more important than oil and gas.”

As well as addressing security of supply, von der Leyen also stressed the importance of processing.

“Today, China controls the global processing industry,” she said. “Almost 90% … of rare earth[s] and 60% of lithium are processed in China.”


By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 5:19 p.m.
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If you think the decisions that this administration has made regarding our energy future are bad..........think again. They are much, MUCH worse than anything that you could ever imagine.

This SPR thing is just a tiny fraction of the damage being done to the energy security of the USA and other developed countries.

Diesel/Heating oil crisis:

Biden Puts Fingers in His Ears

Draining the SPR for self serving politics-NTR

          EIA liquid energies-draining the SPR            


Another secret about fossil fuels: Haber Bosch process-fertilizers feeding the planet using natural gas-doubling food production/crop yields.

food production/crop yields. September 2019

California tells electric car owners NOT to charge vehicles. Energy crisis in California because of unreliable, fake green/anti environmental energy!September 2022            


Fertilizer/Natural Gas Prices. Energy crisis in Europe because of unreliable fake green/anti environmental energy! August 2022


Fake inflation reduction act. Wind, the energy source from environmental hell. Summer 2022 

 Dutch farmers and nitrogen :       Summer 2022

Charles Payne on the economy and in particular, inflation: Biden's intentional war on fossil fuels energy disaster started by Obama. Why anti environmental and bird/bat killing wind and solar can NEVER come close to replacing fossil fuels. The cost = 433 Trillion!.  Government forcing anti environmental wind/solar on the market. Stifling new investments in crude and natural gas.  2022

Life without petroleum based products: 6,000 products made with petroleum.  Killing Coal. Fossil fuels and fertilizer. Biden praises high gasoline prices.     2022

NEW: Kerry wants to push back hard on energy infrastructure. Biden uses Defense Production Act for his solar agenda. Jaw dropping ignorance and hypocrisy on energy by leaders of the climate fraud.        2022

NEW: Biden causes natural gas prices to soar higher: Europe's self inflicted energy crisis. Killing US coal. E15 gas this Summer...increasing pollution and food inflation for political marketing. Fossil fuels are the life blood of civilization.  2022


By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 5:42 p.m.
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Lithium Monopoly in the Making? Beijing Expands in the Lithium Triangle | Geopolitical Monitor

China aims to expand its influence in the “Lithium Triangle” as a component of a broader campaign to construct a near-monopoly in the global lithium market. The Lithium Triangle, comprising Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, accountsfor approximately 56% percent of global lithium supply. Beijing’s acquisition of multiple Argentinian, Chilean, and Bolivia lithium mining operations enables China to dominate regional lithium operations. From 2018- 2020, China investedapproximately $16 billion on mining projects in the Lithium Triangle and will likely continue to invest in the region.

Beijing’s economic dominance within the Lithium Triangle potentially threatens the U.S defense industrial base, affecting lithium supplies for military hardware. From 2016-2019, Argentine and Chilean exports accounted for 90% of the U.S lithium supply. The U.S defense industrial base relies on a steady lithium supply; for example, a majority of U.S military weaponry, navigational, and communication systems utilize lithium ion-batteries. Chinese dominance within lithium markets could enable China to manipulate lithium output to the detriment of the U.S. and further empower Beijing in this crucial market. Chinese companies’ purchase of top lithium mining operations within Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile may deliberately dismantle future U.S economic and trade prospects within the Lithium Triangle. China already controlsapproximately 76% of global lithium-ion battery manufacturing, and future investments will only further solidify its dominance in global lithium markets.

By metmike - Nov. 26, 2022, 6:25 p.m.
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As mentioned earlier, the Biden energy plan is WORSE than what anybody could actually imagine.

It now includes climate reparations (billions) to developing countries because we supposedly wrecked their countries climate with CO2 and weather that's massively boosting their crop production.

Guess who gets some of that money?


Seriously, Biden just committed  massive tax payer money to go to countries that include China because the US supposedly caused their bad weather. 

Fact: The last few decades of weather/climate on this planet have been the best for life since the previous time that it was this warm......The Medieval Warm Period.

Here is a detailed explanation of  the fake climate crisis and what it's really about:

Biden is all in for the transfer of global wealth from the developed/rich countries to the undeveloped/poor countries, including China.  

I'm not only an active environmentalist but I'm also very much for helping the poor or less the US and in the world.

The real environmental crisis's/insects dying-dead zones-aquifers drying up-plastics in the ocean-landfills/trash-over consumption of natural resources-REAL pollution in the air/soil/water-WIND TURBINES (metmike is a PRACTICING environmentalist): April 2019


However, I'm not for hijacking climate science and rewriting climate history and lying about weather/science to accomplish it by tricking sincere people to support a fake cause to save the (greening up) planet.

I'm not for blatant crony capitalism or for wrecking the planet with bird/bat killing wind turbines.....the energy form from environmental hell.

Or for governments using CO2 to control trillions in money and power grabs based on political agendas.

I'm especially not for so many fellow scientists abandoning their commitment to the scientific method and instead, using cognitive bias, their political affiliation and what's best for advancement of their careers and funding(majority work for and/or get funded by governments).


Why most published research findings are false



How Much Scientific Research Is Actually Fraudulent?

 It may be more than you think.



The articles/discussions above relate more to MEDICAL science but its much easier to manipulate and deceive  in CLIMATE science. Using models that go out until the end of this century that only have the solutions to the hand picked mathematical equations programmed into them that represent the physical laws in the form that the scientist puts in there, knowing exactly what the output will show.

By metmike - Nov. 27, 2022, 1:50 a.m.
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They insist that the science is settled on much of the climate crisis. Let's look at one of those settled factors. How long do CO2 emissions stay in the atmosphere:

NASA is supposed to be pretty smart:

The Atmosphere: Getting a Handle on Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide is a different animal, however. Once it’s added to the atmosphere, it hangs around, for a long time: between 300 to 1,000 years. Thus, as humans change the atmosphere by emitting carbon dioxide, those changes will endure on the timescale of many human lives.


This is usually a very poor source about climate science.

How long do greenhouse gases stay in the air?

The lifetime in the air of CO2, the most significant man-made greenhouse gas, is probably the most difficult to determine, because there are several processes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Between 65% and 80% of CO2 released into the air dissolves into the ocean over a period of 20–200 years. The rest is removed by slower processes that take up to several hundreds of thousands of years, including chemical weathering and rock formation. This means that once in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide can continue to affect climate for thousands of years.


This science source says CO2 stays in the atmosphere........forever!

Nature Climate Change

Carbon is forever

“The climatic impacts of releasing fossil fuel CO2 to the atmosphere will last longer than Stonehenge,” Archer writes. “Longer than time capsules, longer than nuclear waste, far longer than the age of human civilization so far.”

The effects of carbon dioxide on the atmosphere drop off so slowly that unless we kick our “fossil fuel addiction”, to use George W. Bush's phrase, we could force Earth out of its regular pattern of freezes and thaws that has lasted for more than a million years. “If the entire coal reserves were used,” Archer writes, “then glaciation could be delayed for half a million years.”


The residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is …. 33 years?

An important consideration in estimating future greenhouse warming risks is how long CO2 remains in the atmosphere. Here I present the results of a simple mass balance model that provides a near-perfect fit between CO2 emissions and observed atmospheric CO2 using a CO2 residence time of 33 years. This, however, is significantly longer than 36 peer reviewed estimates that cluster between 5 and 15 years and much shorter than IPCC’s estimates of 100 years or longer, hence the question mark in the title.

“A molecule of carbon dioxide, on average, lasts about 100 years in the atmosphere......according to the most extreme IPCC below"


30 of the 38 studies above show that CO2 only lasts for 10 or less years in the atmosphere. 

Since the IPCC’s task is to prove any global warming is due to human CO2 emissions, they decided to proclaim that carbon dioxide was long-lived in the atmosphere – a fabricated assumption.

“They did this despite the overwhelming majority of peer-reviewed studies (and corroborating empirical measurements) finding that CO2 in the atmosphere remained there a short time. Literally, a fabricated assumption, driven by political agenda, became a cornerstone of fraudulent climate model science. As a result, billions spent on climate models that are unable to predict climate with any accuracy…


and via Alan.

From ‘The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so’ by Lawrence Solomon


metmike: There's alot of debate and different opinions on this one. The carbon budget involves interactions between so many things. Common scientific sense tells one to question that 100 year figure that the IPCC uses, represented by the read line above.

The earlier sources, in fact, the majority of scientists, before climate science was hijacked have found that  the residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere to be much less than 100 years.

Note the red line above, the  one used by the IPCC goes out to 100 years and many other scientists BEFORE climate science was hijacked, pretty much agreed on something that was just a fraction of that. ....around 10 years or less. (30 out of 38 of them).

However, after climate science was hijacked, sources came out with 200, 300, 1,000 and even 1 million years for the amount of time that CO2 stays in the atmosphere. Those are all political estimates masking as science............just like the entire climate crisis is. 

So the so called settled science tells us that CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels could last from anywhere as short lived as 5 years to possibly as long as half a million years.


Anti-science ruins the climate debate


                    By            Deseret News            

                                Apr 20, 2014, 1:00am CST                    

In recent years, former Vice President Al Gore has been joined by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry as America’s leading Doctrine of Certainty campaigners. Following Obama’s assertion in January’s State of the Union address that “the debate is settled,” Kerry told Indonesians last month that the science backing what he called “the greatest threat that the planet has ever seen” is “something that we understand with absolute assurance of the veracity of that science.” Kerry concluded that climate science is “simple” and “not really a complicated equation.”


We can add a dozen+ new characters to that paragraph above. Biden, Bernie, AOC and many more telling us with certainty that we have a climate crisis, will lose the planet in less than 10 years, will see coastal cities under water before 2030. They've been wrong for over 3 decades and their absurd predictions don't even make sense when the planet is massively greening up and asking for MORE not less CO2.