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Rare Metals War - 
      Guillaume Pitron
    
      Bianca Jacobsohn

Rare Metals War

the dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

; Bianca Jacobsohn (Oversetter)

The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do?



The green-tech revolution will reduce our dependency on nuclear power, coal, and oil, heralding a new era free of pollution, fossil-fuel shortages, and crossborder tensions. Les mer
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(Paperback)
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The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do?



The green-tech revolution will reduce our dependency on nuclear power, coal, and oil, heralding a new era free of pollution, fossil-fuel shortages, and crossborder tensions. But there is a hidden dark side to this seemingly utopian vision.



In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist and documentary-maker Guillaume Pitron reveals that, by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium.



These are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, as well as our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other technologies. But we know very little about how rare metals are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs; meanwhile, China has captured the lion's share of the market and is using it to consolidate its position as a leading global power.



Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order.
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Forlag: Scribe Publications
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781912854264
Format: 23 x 15 cm
Winner of BFMTV's Economic Book of the Year 2018 France and ManpowerGroup/HEC Paris Literary Award 2018 France and The French Geographical Society Escourrou Award 2018 France and Cosnes City Book Fair Readers' Club Award 2018 France and HEC Student Prize 2018 France and Prix Turgot, Best Financial Economy 2018 France. Long-listed for ABDA Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir/Non-Fiction Cover 2021 Australia.
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«<p>‘Recognising that the latest technologies might not be as green as we like to think is a good place to start planning for a better world.’</p>»

, The Sunday Times

«<p>‘[T]he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution … At a time when many claim to be “citizens of the world” or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron’s book is an attempt to open people’s eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.’</p>»

Green European Journal

«<p>‘Both novel and eye opening … <i>The Rare Metals War</i> is worth the read.’</p>»

, Irish Examiner

«<p>‘French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal – which are necessary to build high-tech products … He shines a light on “the untold story” of the energy and digital transitions.’</p>»

European Scientist

«<p>‘An expert account of a poorly understood but critical element in our economy.’</p>»

Kirkus Reviews

«<p>‘[E]xposes the dirty underpinnings of clean technologies in a debut that raises valid questions about energy extraction.’</p>»

Publishers Weekly

«<p>‘<i>The Rare Metals War</i> is Guillaume Pitron’s urgent exposé of the race for resources and an examination of its environmental and human impacts.’</p>»

, Happy Magazine
Guillaume Pitron, who was born in 1980, is a French award-winning journalist and documentary-maker for France’s leading television channels. His work focuses on commodities and on the economic, political, and environmental issues associated with their use. The Rare Metals War, his first book, sold 80,0000 copies in France and has been translated into ten languages. Guillaume Pitron holds a master’s degree in international law from the University of Georgetown (Washington, DC), and is a TEDx speaker. More information at www.guillaumepitron.com.


Bianca Jacobsohn is a South African/French translator and conference interpreter who specialises in energy, finance, strategic metals, and high-level diplomacy.