Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Ford Motor Company has developed a concept hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Carbon dioxide emissions do occur from the burning of engine lubricating oil in the cylinders of the new car, but these emissions are 1/300 of those from the same petrol-fueled engine. Hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions are one-tenth those of the US Environment Protection agency requirements. Nitrogen oxide emissions are one-fourth of the petrol-based counterpart and could be reduced further (www.nrglink.com/updates/ recentnrgs.html).