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The Rare Metals War: pollution, politics and the energy transition with Guillaume Pitron

In this episode, we explore the hidden, dark side of the energy transition. The West offshored to Asia the pollution stemming from the mining and processing of the key metals and products needed for the modem world, from electric cars to defense technology. In doing so has it also irrevocably ceded dominance to China in the future digital and energy economy? And in a world of rising prices, the EV revolution and increasing tension, will these metals become the new strategic resource and how far can and will China leverage its position. And what was the environmental cost to this dominance? Our guest is the journalist, author and documentary maker,  Guillaume Pitron. Guillaume’s book, The Rare Metals War, has just been published in English and the product of decade of research into this hidden world.