Your ‘green car’ could cause ‘black rain’ in China
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The pair issue a caution about “superindustrialization” in which the answer to climate change is a matter of “technological adjustment.” In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the Davos World Economic Forum, the authors advise that solutions like electric cars — while important — may not be as green as their branding suggests. Of particular concern is the graphite used in the lithium-powered batteries. Cities in China report black rain because of the huge amounts of graphite dust from mining that pollutes the air.