Some 15 million Africans were killed or worked to death in the Congo, and many more were maimed, all for the natural resource of rubber.
Fast forward to now.
Volvo has promised to go all electric or hybrid with their cars by 2019.
France and Britain are banning petroleum powered vehicles in 2040.
The demand for cobalt for electric and hybrid car batteries has
resulted in the enslavement of countless children in heavy metal mines
in … you guessed it… the Congo. It is described as “hell on earth.”
"But we NEEEEEED electric cars!" Usually said by people who don't seem to realize that they'll need generators running somewhere to produce the electricity to charge the batteries back up.
Oh, that's right; they'll demand the power stations be somewhere else. So they can claim they're only using clean energy locally, and try to ignore the power plant somewhere else.