Origins of Lithium-ion Batteries

As the world transitions away from fossil fuels, industrialists are busy buying up the land and mineral rights to areas rich in rare earth elements. These places are to become sacrifice zones to the “green economy.” As Andrew Simms said, capitalism is “hard-wired to indefinite accumulation and growth, with all that implies for resource use.” We don’t have to accept this outcome. We can’t let our movement be co-opted by those seeking to continue extracting and destroying our planet. A post-carbon, post-capitalist world simply cannot be as energy- and resource-intensive as before.

Global distribution of tetrapods

Map: Jordan Engel. As always, the Decolonial Atlas’ original media can be reused under the Decolonial Media License 0.1.


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