Researcher and author Siddharth Kara’s book titled “Cobalt Red” examines the horrors of artisanal mining of cobalt, the valuable mineral that is critical to the emerging rechargeable battery economy. ‘Artisanal mining’ is a euphemism, meant to disguise the exploitation of Congolese laborers that makes our battery-powered lives possible. If you want to know what’s being unleashed by the rush to mandate electric cars for a so-called clean-energy transition, read “Cobalt Red” or check out this NPR article and interview with its author.

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