John Kerry gives ‘a huge thanks to the Dem. Rep. of Congo for hosting’ UN climate meeting – Ignores child labor issues in cobalt mining


By: - Climate DepotOctober 4, 2022 5:09 PM

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Flashback: Green Killers: Congo’s Miners Dying to Feed World’s Hunger for Electric Cars – Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world’s growing hunger for cobalt. Solange Kanena sits on her broken orange sofa, heavily pregnant, resting. Looking around her three-room shack, she wonders how she will feed her eight children. Her husband died in a mining accident 10 days ago. She has never held an iPhone and has no idea what an electric car is. But when the deep, muddy tunnel collapsed on her husband, he was digging for a commodity that is critical to the batteries of both: cobalt.

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