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Mining for Batteries

Rechargeable battery technology has existed since 1859. Today, it is an increasingly critical component of consumer electronics, electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. This transformation is dependent on the widespread availability of some specific raw materials. We wonder: Which of the following frequently used materials is most likely to involve significant geopolitical risk?

A. Lithium
B. Cobalt
C. Manganese
D. Nickel
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Electric Cars: The Hype. The Rationale. The Reality.

The transportation sector accounts for 14% of total greenhouse gas emissions. That makes cars a key concern in climate change. There are 7 billion people on earth and 1.1 billion light passenger cars. We wonder: How many of those are currently electric?

A. 875 million
B. 280 million
C. 10 million
D. 2 million
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