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How it started - The Guardian March 2022: 

US transition to electric vehicles would save over 100,000 lives by 2050 – study 

How it's going - The Guardian January 2023:

Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc

"But ambitious policies investing in mass transit, walkable towns and cities, and robust battery recycling in the US would slash the amount of extra lithium required in 2050 by more than 90%"

" ... this first-of-its-kind modeling shows it is possible to have more transport options for Americans that are safer, healthier and less segregated, and less harmful mining while making rapid progress to zero emissions"

Would that be the same sort of modelling that so accurately predicted the climate change that occurred over the last 50 years? Oh sorry - its first-of-its-kind modelling, so we can obviously have complete confidence in the results.

And anyway, walking is a healthy option; the modellers just have to convince us that that's what we all need and want to do ...

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