Re: STEM question
2) Yes - It has much lower C02 release and other greenhouse gas, and the mineral extraction 'damage' for the current lithium batteries is within the normal range for mineral extraction
It's an 'O', not a zero. And for lithium batteries, it's one of those out of sight, out of mind. You may get a few celebs including James Hanson protesting mountain top removal for coal mining in the US, but you won't get them outside the US unless a sponsor is paying them. Lithium and rare earth mining is by no means environmentally friendly. If you shift your first world problems to the third world it's all good.