Rory Barnett's narration strikes a hopeful tone in this evenhanded look at the past and future of green vehicles. With his clipped BBC accent, Barnett details the high cost and human capital of green vehicle development, along with the environmental impact of acquiring the raw materials needed. A Tesla, for example, uses a mile of copper wiring, and at the rate we are consuming copper, we're expected to use more in the next 25 years than humans have used in the last 5,000 years. Just as John D. Rockefeller and the oil barons profited from the internal combustion engine, newly minted billionaires have emerged who control the mining and distribution of lithium, cobalt, and other minerals essential in reducing fossil fuels. Despite the frightening geopolitical scramble for these resources, the message remains positive. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212155021 $41.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798212155038 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9798212155076 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212155014 $97.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9798212155069 $59.95
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