For years, ARPN and others in the mineral resource policy realm have lamented a lack of public focus on the importance of securing critical mineral supply chains. Fast forward to a global pandemic prompting lockdowns, resulting supply chain shocks, Russia’s war on Ukraine and rising resource nationalism in the Southern Hemisphere, and the issue has gone mainstream.
Bearing testimony to these new realities, ABC News has put together a brief yet insightful video clip on “Critical Minerals in the Climate Fight.”
In the clip, policy experts Reed Blakemore, deputy director, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Abigail Wulf, vice president and director, critical minerals strategy at SAFE, underscore the need to — responsibly and sustainably — mine and process the metals and minerals that underpin the global push towards a net zero carbon future in the United States to ensure resilient supply chains.
Thankfully, the mining industry, as we have outlined on several occasions, is ready to meet the challenge and is leveraging the materials science revolution to sustainable develop and process the materials underpinning 21st century technology.
Says Abigail Wulf:
“We’re not just digging for digging’s sake. We’re trying to make sure that we can solve the climate crisis and also that we can make sure that we can compete in the new economies of the future, which will be electric and which will run on minerals.”
Click here to view the full clip.