Green Energy Fueled by Child Labor?

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PragerU

21 өдрийн өмнө

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cryo dog
cryo dog 2 өдрийн өмнө
What about all the damage oil does
GOBLIN MAN
GOBLIN MAN 5 өдрийн өмнө
"America leads the world in reducing emissions and improving air quality" currently America produces 15% of all greenhouse gasses, HMM INTERESTING
Kale H
Kale H 6 өдрийн өмнө
Like this doesn’t happen with fossil fuels a well.
Liam B
Liam B 7 өдрийн өмнө
This will come as a surprise most things are caused and created by child labour not just green energy
paulsonornot
paulsonornot 7 өдрийн өмнө
Stop it! Video with letters is stupid. Write Twit or article
Lucas Lotspeich
Lucas Lotspeich 7 өдрийн өмнө
Literally every product is made under child labor in capitalism as developed countries profit of underdeveloped countries with less work regulations for profit. What an invalid argument.
S P
S P 11 өдрийн өмнө
While I agree with prager that unions are a necessary part of labor, I am disappointed to see how misleading the title is. Green tech isn't alone in it's benefit from child labor, as they said in the video rare earth minerals are. Whatever device you're watching this on is only possible due to the labor of children in horrid work conditions. This is due to companies trying to make as much as possible from their product. Under capitalism, profit outweighs humanity. There's a reason Apple was the first trillion dollar company. Disappointed with how irresponsible pragerU continues to be.
brainfuck
brainfuck 12 өдрийн өмнө
Guess what that’s capitalism 🤷‍♂️
MrMrchatcity
MrMrchatcity 13 өдрийн өмнө
quick note here: They're still gonna mine all that even if you don't use it for green energy. another note: Just because you watched some less than 5 min videos of someone feeding your bias doesn't mean you know about the subject, you just picked up talking points not any real knowledge
Walter W
Walter W 13 өдрийн өмнө
Although this video is targeted at making green energy an enemy. I would implore you take this time to truly reflect on what this message is saying. It's hard in America to live a life where you don't benefit from some kind of inhumane human rights behavior. We've all benefited from it. Whether you are buying electronics or clothes, chocolate or other things. You've probably supported child slavery and/or some form of inhumane labor through your purchases. Not sure why PragerU is specifically attacking Green energy over this (no, I actually do, it's propaganda), and not also attacking the countless other industries involved in this kind of labor. I don't think anyone wants to own a product that was produced by child slavery. It's why we have things like human rights and regulations over here. Unfortunately companies can outsource. And it's a whole lot more than green energy that is outsourcing. The deregulation principles of republicans will never solve this issue.
7anonimo1
7anonimo1 13 өдрийн өмнө
NAZI UNIVERSITY
Charles James
Charles James 15 өдрийн өмнө
'America leads the world in reducing emissions'. USA is rated 'critically insufficient' in reducing CO2 emissions. climateactiontracker.org/countries/usa/
jay theman
jay theman 15 өдрийн өмнө
Sure, but you should also be critical of all other child labour, excessive hours and unsafe work practices around the world. Do you use batteries for a toy or TV remote or phone or whatever else? Where does that come from? Seems hypocritical to say no to one product while accepting another product even though it is plagued with the same ethical problems.
Death Gun
Death Gun 15 өдрийн өмнө
I just saw 40 second and I already know why MNpost is limiting the acces to these videos. 1. I can´t find the study 2. Cobalt is no rare earth mineral (and Child labour could be reduced by demand, because at some point an excavator is cheaper & faster) Edit 1:03 Ever heard about a continent called Europe?
Bruh sound effect v2
Bruh sound effect v2 16 өдрийн өмнө
This is all caused by capitalism and trying to maximize profit. There are other slightly more expensive ways to create batteries but they don't want to get it that way because it would hurt their bottom line
Death Gun
Death Gun 15 өдрийн өмнө
Tesla has revealed a battery without Cobalt....
Nils Nicholson
Nils Nicholson 16 өдрийн өмнө
You know there are wars happening over Oil and and other fossil fuels. including child soldiers
William Pena
William Pena 16 өдрийн өмнө
So is now humanity or the environment.
Thordis Arrhenius
Thordis Arrhenius 16 өдрийн өмнө
I don't think renewables are the main blame. Sure solar panels have a disadvantage of needing a lot of rare metals from nation like the DRC. But for other renewable sources like wind, water and solar they are in need for rare metals for their generators. Fossil fuel powerplants need also these rare metals. It's not just about green energy. Its more about the needs that society has for electricity and batteries.
David environmentalist
David environmentalist 16 өдрийн өмнө
So what would you say about the global warming ( climate change ) effects like increasing the numbers of natural disasters such as floods, storms and droughts??? That puts mostly developing countries in risk and make many people refugees and homeless That's already happening Africa and middle eastern countries are facing huge droughts and water shortage Even US states like Californian, Arizona and Utah are facing droughts and water shortage So you simply deny these effects You only care about money why you're trying hard to make propaganda against clean energy sources Why don't U say anything about fast fashion brands such as Zara or HM that use child labor and cheap labor in developing countries and make the environment of those poor countries polluted If you really care about children
David environmentalist
David environmentalist 15 өдрийн өмнө
@Death Gun These people are so cruel towards the environment and wildlife Because of getting rich they would do anything even destroying the nature Can you believe Trump decreased the budget of the environmental protection agency and put a coal lobbyist climate change denier in the charge of an organization that its duty is protecting the environment! These people make my blood boil But hopefully we're going to get rid of Trump soon During these 4 years he undid more than 160 the environment protection laws and canceled the protection laws for endangered species and wants to pump in conservation lands and seas and put wildlife in danger!
Death Gun
Death Gun 15 өдрийн өмнө
And not only that, this video contains so much missinformation that I can understand why MNpost is censoring them.
Liam Morgans
Liam Morgans 16 өдрийн өмнө
How isn’t this talked about more
J L
J L 16 өдрийн өмнө
Powered by CAPITALISM
Zokomo TV
Zokomo TV 16 өдрийн өмнө
I'm a fan of sensible green energy. I'm a fan of the potential of electric vehicles. However the Green New Deal that was recently proposed is an absolute joke! We need practical conservation, not insanity!
DD dunn
DD dunn 16 өдрийн өмнө
You make it sound like child labour is a bad thing. Children are full of energy, focused and working is a good thing to build character on. Do work first, then the schooling becomes practical and the experience produces fine, intelligent adults and leaders. Don't risk their health or safety; we're not savages. We all know America's youth are spoiled because they have never produced a single thing.
Jürgen Polednick
Jürgen Polednick 16 өдрийн өмнө
just to state a fact: after China the USA is the country with the highes CO2 emission in the world. Every big company in the USA profits from child slavery or poisoning people in a foreign country...(a fact in China is that you can see the colors of the next fashion collection by watching the next river). Face it the USA like all those others dictatorship countries don't care about the next generation.
Kailash
Kailash 16 өдрийн өмнө
You realise Neuclear Energy is also Green, if there's an apprehensive plan on storing Neuclear waste?
Death Gun
Death Gun 15 өдрийн өмнө
"You realise Neuclear Energy is also Green" I can already imagine the next PragerU video: Nuclear Energy fueled by child labour
Kailash
Kailash 16 өдрийн өмнө
We have already gotten so much Neuclear waste from Neuclear weapons testing programs , we know what to do. We just need to invest more in the same.
Mohib Ahmed
Mohib Ahmed 17 өдрийн өмнө
I like how they included all the examples of green energy that requires these minerals. You can still use Nuclear Power, but they won’t showcase that since it doesn’t fit their narrative
rainynight02
rainynight02 17 өдрийн өмнө
I listen to some of my videos on 2x speed, came to this one, it was going by faster than I could read and wasn't until Prager started talking at the end I finally realize I forgot to turn that back to normal...
Luc Gartmann
Luc Gartmann 17 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, I knew this, and sadly I think you are right (for once). I think the climate debate is much more nuanced and complicated than people already make it out to be. Electric cars can surely do some good when they run on green energy, but not nearly as much as the businesses make it out to be. The recourses required to make these batteries are rare and hard to find and cost lots of recourses to produce and also causes a significant amount of greenhouse gases as a result. In general, I think many people are quite hypocritical when it comes to the climate debate, thinking that they help the environment by buying fancy Teslas and special organic foods and such. Everything you buy has an environmental cost in both recourses and greenhouse gases. Buying all your family members cotton bags to do groceries may seem environmentally friendly, but in reality, you would have to reuse one cotton bag 5000 to 20000 times in order to have an equivalent environmental impact to using this amount of plastic bags. I think the issue lies more with consumerism and the idea of '''more stuff makes you happier'' that is hurting the environment. Most companies are just advertising themselves as green in order to sell shit. If you REALLY want to have an impact on the environment, just stick to buying what you need. Have a diesel car that runs fine? Keep driving it until it breaks. Has one of your appliances broken today? Consider fixing it or ask someone to fix it for you because most of the time fixing your electronics can be as easy as removing some dust on the inside. As for new cars, I think maybe hydrogen engines may have a future. Its fuel can literally be extracted from water and it emits only water through its exhaust too. It won't have to rely on exorbitant materials coming from mines and quarries that make use of child and slave labour or other inhumane practices. One thing is for sure though, we can't let this be an excuse not to combat climate change. It is a real threat whether you like it or not and in order to conserve our society and nature action needs to be taken. In case you want to help just a slight bit, consider eating less meat. No need to vegan or whatever but just eating one less steak every week or so already helps a lot.
Emilio Rivera
Emilio Rivera 18 өдрийн өмнө
"america leads the world in reducing emissions and improving air quality" is as true as prager university being an actual university
Noel Mckinney
Noel Mckinney 18 өдрийн өмнө
I don't play a video to have to read.
Hi Qwerty
Hi Qwerty 18 өдрийн өмнө
But why is America third in emitting the most carbon omissions behind India and China?
Constitutional Conservative
Constitutional Conservative 18 өдрийн өмнө
Just like Colin Kaeprnqick’s brand and Nike clothes are made by slaves? The hypocrisy of the left never fails to surprise me.
John
John 18 өдрийн өмнө
I've been talking about the issues of building batteries for years but no one listens...
KorGamer 13
KorGamer 13 18 өдрийн өмнө
Nice propaganda piece for the oil industry
nekeke
nekeke 18 өдрийн өмнө
We must stop the climate catastrophism Mafia!!!!! Human-caused temperature increase is a FRAUD!!!!!. CO2 (the gas of LIFE AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS) IS GOOD, VERY GOOD. POLLUTION IS BAD. World scientists sign and send letter to the U.N. warning about this fraud: clintel.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Guus-Berkhout_essay-2020_V4-def.pdf clintel.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ecd-letter-to-un.pdf Italian scientists sign a petition to their government warning about this fraud: notrickszone.com/2019/07/04/90-leading-italian-scientists-sign-petition-co2-impact-on-climate-unjustifiably-exaggerated-catastrophic-predictions-not-realistic/ World scientists made earlier petition about this massive fraud: www.petitionproject.org cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-failed-eco-pocalyptic-predictions www.populartechnology.net/2014/12/all-97-consensus-studies-refuted-by.html Statements by IPCC experts against the IPCC: climatism.blog/2020/03/07/46-statements-by-ipcc-experts-against-the-ipcc/ www.researchgate.net/publication/324599511_Thermal_Enhancement_on_Planetary_Bodies_and_the_Relevance_of_the_Molar_Mass_Version_of_the_Ideal_Gas_Law_to_the_Null_Hypothesis_of_Climate_Change drive.google.com/file/d/1TNbxIdU4mEsEcxuPNoPllAchyg2FktR-/view?usp=drivesdk mnpost.info/zone/oLLTe5bQaJdmpZQ/video mnpost.info/zone/jr_Zoc3cb6eGZ6Q/video
noLieBowtie
noLieBowtie 19 өдрийн өмнө
I wouldn't buy the cybertruck because it's green, I would buy it because it's cool. Though maybe GM's new all-electric truck would be better.
Agung Priambodo
Agung Priambodo 19 өдрийн өмнө
Left: I don't care how you do it, just make sure no one finds out and all they know is the good Right: I don't care about your race or gender just don't stick your nose up my business
bp qd
bp qd 17 өдрийн өмнө
hay tis capitalism you don't like it, to bad,.some one else sold your right to chose a while ago. blame the billionaires, because its cheaper to mine it over there.
Arsen Kusparmakov
Arsen Kusparmakov 19 өдрийн өмнө
Snopes:" What's True Child labor has been used in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cobalt is a chemical element used to make rechargeable batteries. What's False However, cobalt is not used exclusively for electric car batteries. This chemical element is also used to make the rechargeable batteries in phones, tablets, and laptops. Electric car manufacturers, such as Tesla and BMW, have started to use ethically sourced cobalt from areas outside of the DRC."
ScreamToASigh
ScreamToASigh 19 өдрийн өмнө
Most chocolate is made by child slavery.
Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson 19 өдрийн өмнө
Most of the things we use have this same problem. Your just pointing out a small part to make the side your against look back. We can backtrack alot of things that come from bad sources we all us.
cryo dog
cryo dog 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Art of street work out but it does posion the water supply
Art of street work out
Art of street work out 18 өдрийн өмнө
Offshore oil do not use child labour
Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson 19 өдрийн өмнө
Now do Diamonds and how Clothes and Shoes are made. Oh wait that would make you honest so can't have that.
British Republic Ball
British Republic Ball 19 өдрийн өмнө
Well, now you've just morphed into blatant lies. No sources, eh? That's an immediate red flag.
Skip S.
Skip S. 19 өдрийн өмнө
I really like the music in this one and you bring up some really good points I had not thought of!
Akseli Makkonen
Akseli Makkonen 19 өдрийн өмнө
"Green" energy is ripped from spines of African kids.
Raghav
Raghav 19 өдрийн өмнө
with nuclear too...uranium etc mined in Niger with entire communities suffering its effects
JayFrost
JayFrost 19 өдрийн өмнө
Well ya.....when the Dems kill off all the adults....who do you think is going to build their satan land.
twodogs716
twodogs716 19 өдрийн өмнө
Hmmm? Are you seeing this? Explains all, even encountering more NEOs. [[ Watchers dot News ]]
Shane Shipman
Shane Shipman 19 өдрийн өмнө
The sad thing is when you look at the big picture is that green energy isn't really green. Its red, blood red
mogaka samwel
mogaka samwel 19 өдрийн өмнө
The ones who walk away from Omelas. Liberal Americans are too preoccupied in creating a scientifically advanced, green, socially secure society for themselves that they forget how much it affects the economy, and cultures of other societies. But like the narration puts it, the poor kid in the basement has to suffer for the masses to enjoy. they watch the kid with pity but cannot help them because it will affect their peace and prosperity.
Alice Sacco
Alice Sacco 19 өдрийн өмнө
And then Greta Longstocking talks about rights for 'children' like her...
Sue F
Sue F 16 өдрийн өмнө
😅🤣👏👏👏
Carlee Whitlock
Carlee Whitlock 19 өдрийн өмнө
If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
vctjkhme
vctjkhme 19 өдрийн өмнө
i don't understand what's wrong with Child Labor. it seems to be a part of the natural progression of economies. Everyone earns his keep.
SkullKing11841
SkullKing11841 19 өдрийн өмнө
In ultra poor countries kids need jobs to so them and their family doesn't starve. Also there is rare earth's in most countries but they are always contaminated by thorium which is radioactive so governments regulate the mining of them so its not profitable to mine them, or straight up ban the mining of them. Thorium isn't toxic to you and is barely radioactive so its just fear driving it all.
Bo Rood
Bo Rood 19 өдрийн өмнө
Demorats are sickening!
PM Beaham
PM Beaham 19 өдрийн өмнө
Even if they eliminated Child Labor, the immense MINING projects required for modern Batteries to power the planet's current needs would make the entire Coal & Shale Mining operations look like a child's sandbox in comparison. The amount of required heavy equipment used for mining, extraction processing, refining, concentrating and smelting and the energy (mostly diesel) required to produce the amounts of materials to supply the entire world is mind boggling. Close to 1/7th of Petroleum production EVERY YEAR would be needed just to get the raw materials to the Battery Manufacturers.. 😲 Batteries don't last forever and today, only small amounts(~ 3% of materials) can recycled for new Battery manufacturing ... ...and because batteries do have a lifespan, 20% needs replaced in 4 years, 40% in 5 years, 80% in 6 years 99% in 7 years... meaning after 7 years and each year after 100% of 7+ year old batteries will need replacing... and Battery production will increase every year after needing more materials which require more energy for mining, extraction, refining, processing, smelting, etc .. ...and that doesn't even touch the Billions of tons & gallons of required chemicals needs for leaching and etching..etc.. There is NO FREE LUNCH
elmo world
elmo world 19 өдрийн өмнө
Almost everything we wear or own comes from child labor. You guys are virtue signaling.
SCHOOLTHEWORLD
SCHOOLTHEWORLD 19 өдрийн өмнө
I made a big Twitter post about this! Yeah it's true and some four-year-old kid is suffering so that other countries can have precious metals & Process in the rare metals is extremely extremely dirty and pollutes the environment...& HEY BIDEN & KAMALTOE it's going to require a lot of them for green energy ... Then you've got to ship it here which requires gasoline for ships and airplanes so I don't see how we are improving things !! Btw I've been kicked off Twitter because I was speaking the truth and #bigtech doesn't want anyone knowing the TRUTH
Richard A. Lee
Richard A. Lee 19 өдрийн өмнө
You guys just out right lie.
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич 19 өдрийн өмнө
Klass Video !
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич 19 өдрийн өмнө
Top Video !
Зеев Радкевич
Зеев Радкевич 19 өдрийн өмнө
Super Video !
V1489Cygni
V1489Cygni 19 өдрийн өмнө
Well, yes, but think about it: if we cover the roofs of every house Greta Thunberg can see from her bedroom window with solar pannels, we'll never have hear from her again, much less have to rely on her expertise in a covid panel. Not to mention Hollywood celebrities wouldn't speak out against China even if the world bought energy straight from their coal plants; you can't say that's not a load of our backs
Elijah Edric Guinto
Elijah Edric Guinto 19 өдрийн өмнө
Lesson: use energy from RESPONSIBLE sources
Daniel Störmu
Daniel Störmu 19 өдрийн өмнө
BS
Mrs. Kitlof
Mrs. Kitlof 19 өдрийн өмнө
Dems openly endorse killing babies... you think they care about child labor?
The_Pyromancer
The_Pyromancer 19 өдрийн өмнө
Which is why we need to strive for a circular economy. So many phones are sent back to china for recycling when we can ourselves reuse the rare earth elements in those.
Cake Meister
Cake Meister 19 өдрийн өмнө
Sources?
Miriam G
Miriam G 19 өдрийн өмнө
Oh the irony. The same people who push green energy as the exclusive power source would not condone such labor practices on our shores. I guess if they can't see it, it must not exist.
SuperAceFuture
SuperAceFuture 19 өдрийн өмнө
Where are the sources? Lol in the description it just said "did you know this?" I could make a video saying "FACT trump is currently pegging aliens for advanced technology , did you know this?" But this wouldnt make it true loool whats the point of this video anyway? Are they pro green energy or anti green energy? They slapped the word child labour in there with no lead up, explanation or proof just so they could include it in their edgy title. I feel no more informed than i was before watching this, in fact i have more questions now ive watched it
SuperAceFuture
SuperAceFuture 19 өдрийн өмнө
@Just Ryan i dont know about common knowledge, there is a lot of fake or dishonest facts out there and not giving any evidence just makes me distrustful of these channels that present themselves in a serious formal way.
Simone Smit
Simone Smit 19 өдрийн өмнө
Could you link to the original un doc? It would make persuading people easier.
Mr. Papageorgio
Mr. Papageorgio 19 өдрийн өмнө
Totally black pilled. Let the 3rd and developing world burning and come here to wake these low information voters up.
Brian Demagall
Brian Demagall 19 өдрийн өмнө
Department of Labors list of goods produced using child labor. www.dol.gov/agencies/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods-print
Thomas Michael
Thomas Michael 19 өдрийн өмнө
Fat chance that will happen in US. Zoomers are lazy, cant get them to do anything productive.
Steve Burstall
Steve Burstall 19 өдрийн өмнө
"Green" energy people.don't want to bother themselves with such nonsense. Heck, they don't even care about large birds getting killed by the wind turbines. Another idea of not caring where they get their electricity. All that matters is virtual signaling.
Against The Grain
Against The Grain 19 өдрийн өмнө
Biden.... making child labor great again.
Against The Grain
Against The Grain 19 өдрийн өмнө
We can say the same thing of our smart phones, computers, tablets, 4g and 56 technologies etc. I do say the same thing. Lol. But we do need to be energy-efficient as well as self efficient. Not t9 mention every single product known to man is made with oil. Without it we will be living in the 1700s or early 1800s.
Jason Liu
Jason Liu 19 өдрийн өмнө
Child labor is very common in undeveloped parts of the world. And it was common worldwide just a couple hundred years ago. In many undeveloped parts of the world, people are extremely empoverished and hungry. The whole family has to work just to put food on the table. There's no school to go to even if children don't work. I'm not defending child labor, but it's naive to think making batteries causes child labor, or stopping making batteries would free the children.
Anti all Hypocrite
Anti all Hypocrite 19 өдрийн өмнө
I am for exploiting of all sources of energy but if journalists were doing their job, people could see all this hypocrisy that is behind the “green energy” and how they want to FORCE people into their agenda that everyone should use only this type of energy.
Rubi da Silva
Rubi da Silva 19 өдрийн өмнө
Like socialism, green energy is dirty buisness.
Tom D
Tom D 19 өдрийн өмнө
The USA is on the road to communism
Brody Knight
Brody Knight 19 өдрийн өмнө
Hunter Bidens BHR firm with China owns the biggest copper and colbalt mining field in Congo
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 19 өдрийн өмнө
I tried pointing these facts out to my ex-wife who is all in on the "green new deal" and asked her if she knew any of these things. She said she'd heard some of it but that she'd also read that it's a bunch of lies told to discourage people from green energy and those "studies" are funded by the oil and gas industry. They're not. But you can't tell her that. And much of it isn't from studies. It's from the frickin' UN which Lefties just LOVE. It all comes down to some people will only believe "facts" that agree with their world view rather than adjust their world view to conform to the facts whatever they may be. Democrats seem to have perfected doublethink as described by George Orwell where you believe two completely diametrically opposed ideas that contradict each other at the same time. That takes some pretty high level mental gymnastics. And most Leftists seem to be able to do this whereas most normal people do not. We rightly understand that of two compatible and contradictory ideas only one of them can be true. So, we pick the one that most closely conforms to reality. Like Joe Biden said, "we choose truth over facts". Yep, that about sums up Leftist "logic".
JSUOAR
JSUOAR 19 өдрийн өмнө
Hmmm yes, let's ignore the exploitation of children in the third world. Very Capitalistic
Hugh Janus
Hugh Janus 19 өдрийн өмнө
Uhh, child labor is pretty epic and equal if you ask me
Boris's Brick
Boris's Brick 19 өдрийн өмнө
Everything is fueled by child labour. The smartphone I am typing this on, joe mama, computers.
SAMUEL NAUMETS
SAMUEL NAUMETS 19 өдрийн өмнө
“pRaGuRU iS sPonSErReD bY oIL cOMpaNY’s”
MajkaSrajka
MajkaSrajka 19 өдрийн өмнө
I knew this. New Tesla batteries actually fully eliminated one of the Material from their newest generation material and are in transition to both fully produce and mine every Material needed from them in the USA.
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 19 өдрийн өмнө
This one falls under the "I'll believe it when I see it in commercial production." Until then it doesn't exist.
Alex S
Alex S 19 өдрийн өмнө
All part of "Sustainability" thanks to UN Agenda 21
Jerk Chicken
Jerk Chicken 19 өдрийн өмнө
These days I honestly just don't give a shit. As long as they're not in short time hotels, I could really care less. If I don't know you, not my problem.
BuRntCircuItz
BuRntCircuItz 19 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you PragerU, I have been trying to explain this to people for years. Going Green is a very deceptive catch phrase, people need to know the truth about the consequences of shifting major markets to things like Electric Cars. Lithium batteries are toxic from beginning to end. The manufacturing processes destroy eco systems and poison them thanks to the toxic levels of lithium required to produce a battery. An electric vehicle uses hundreds if not thousands of batteries per car, which have to be changed out every few years to maintain your driving distance capabilities. We can't reuse bad battery cells and there is no way to safely recycle them to reuse the raw materials. That means that they all end up in dumps at some point, further contaminating more eco systems with toxic levels of lithium and other materials that will have seriously adverse effects on ALL the wild life in those areas. We can't just trade one bad thing for another that would, in the long term, be far more detrimental to life on this planet. Plastics are already destroying oceanic habitats around the world, as well as filling up our dumps at record pace. The sad truth about recycling is only about 65% of all recyclables actually make it to a recycling plant. The rest is redirected towards landfills. Our obsession with electronics has lead to such an extreme level of over manufacturing that we now have an excess of 100x more electronic devices on this planet than we have actual people, that means more lithium batteries for landfills, more toxic production processes that destroy habitats and eco systems, and an overuse and abuse of our planetary resources for the sake of profit to a very few super wealthy. Let that sink in for a minute. We have some serious conversations that need to be had world wide and the Corporations that have been doing all this over manufacturing and pillaging of resources and habitats need to be held responsible for the destruction they have caused to life, land and environment, around the world.
J G
J G 19 өдрийн өмнө
America leads the world? What about coal??
Bob M
Bob M 19 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah but "Green" people don't care about other people they can't see just how virtuous they look to their neighbors and peers.
blm hater 01
blm hater 01 19 өдрийн өмнө
We never learned this in class.
SlimThrull
SlimThrull 19 өдрийн өмнө
That shirt you're wearing that's made in China? Probably from child labor. Funny how PragerU worries about the children when it comes to green energy, but not when it comes to cheap products, isn't it? Seems almost like you're cherry picking things.
SlimThrull
SlimThrull 19 өдрийн өмнө
@rogerwilco99 Is that question for me? Or whoever happens to be reading your message?
rogerwilco99
rogerwilco99 19 өдрийн өмнө
Have you tried to buy clothes that weren't made in sweatshops in China or Malaysia or some other third world country lately. Go ahead and try it. I'll wait. Even big name "American" brands are ALL made offshore, now under God knows what conditions.
Cephas Martin
Cephas Martin 19 өдрийн өмнө
The video would have been much better if it had been narrated.
Summer Lee
Summer Lee 18 өдрийн өмнө
Totally agree!
TheShadow
TheShadow 19 өдрийн өмнө
Easy, only black US citizens' lives matter.
Yoann Gouon
Yoann Gouon 19 өдрийн өмнө
This is true. And also not relevant to the debate of renewable vs fossil fuels.
Talking life
Talking life 19 өдрийн өмнө
Good one here
Joseph Kimball
Joseph Kimball 19 өдрийн өмнө
Factual error: Cobalt is a metal, not a rare earth element.
charinabottae
charinabottae 19 өдрийн өмнө
Lol. It can be BOTH. Make sure you don't nitpick uselessly, it doesn't come off well. Sure, it's a metal, which means it's an element, and it's abundance is not that of iron, copper, silver, gold, etc. It's comparatively rare.
XP-8 TIM
XP-8 TIM 19 өдрийн өмнө
This is why I support the American car company Tesla. Their batteries have zero cobalt in them! Zero child labor involved! Also, Tesla sources all of its materials in the US. Cobalt is used to refine oil and gasoline too, and the battery in your cell phone and laptop has tons of cobalt in it!
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