"We need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now. But this transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few. Shortages of these critical minerals could raise the costs of clean energy technologies," the WEF said in an article titled "3 circular economy approaches to reduce demand for critical metals."
The WEF further said one obvious route is to mine "more virgin material" that comes with its "own costs and potential unintended consequences."
It added that "it is time to look beyond the present solution and consider these three mindset changes that can help reduce demand for critical metals."
The first of the mindset changes urges people to "go from owning to using." The other two mindset changes the WEF is calling for in its so-called "circular economy" include "preference for longevity" and building "pride in second life."
The WEF said considering most vehicles and other items are left sitting idle more than they are used, "more sharing can reduce ownership of idle equipment and thus material usage."
"To enable a broader transition from ownership to usership, the way we design things and systems need to change too," stated the WEF, citing that one possibility is that things such as cars could employ "user profiles that create a distinction for work and personal use on the same device" to allow the "number of devices per person" to be reduced.
The WEF said ending private car ownership is vital to addressing climate change. It went on to promote the same principles to be used in the city and home designs.
"A design process that focuses on fulfilling the underlying need instead of designing for product purchasing is fundamental to this transition. This is the mindset needed to redesign cities to reduce private vehicles and other usages," the WEF noted.
A number of European nations and American states have already passed a law that will prohibit the sale of non-electric cars as soon as 2030. Washington, New York and California have already passed such bills while a rising number of European Union member states have done the same thing.
In Ireland, the government has informed its people that they will be placed in highly populated cities in order to fight climate change while drivers will be kicked off the roads as part of a scheme that will "revolutionize" people's behaviors and lifestyles.
Moreover, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has ordered world governments to dramatically cut oil supply to take people out of their private vehicles.
The IEA 10-point program to push for "changes in the behavior of consumers" and decrease gas demand at the pump includes lowering speed limits, three-day work-from home-schedule, additional electric cars, car-free Sundays, more bicycle lanes, low-cost public transport and better use of long-distance trains over planes.
The government, for the purpose of avoiding a "climate apocalypse," plans to push people "out of private cars because they are the biggest offenders for emissions" with ideas that include preventing fossil fuel vehicles from towns and cities nationwide to intentionally cripple ordinary motorists.
FOX Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, in a "Hot Topic Buzz" segment of her program, said the WEF's proposal to reduce ownership of private vehicles is a way to reduce global reliance on critical metals such as cobalt and lithium in their push toward green energy. (Related: World Economic Forum claims economic crisis is an opportunity to transition to green energy.)
Fellow FOX Business anchor Dagen McDowell commented that the WEF is trying to take away the free will of people and they are applying their ideas out of Europe into the United States, which she said is not applicable since the American nation doesn't have a mass transit compared to the European continent.
Verdence Capital Advisors CEO Leo Kelly noted that cars and other transportation have lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and has changed the dynamic of how people live and the quality of their life. He added that while people want a clean economy and a sustainable climate, the reality is a collapsing economy isn't the answer and there has to be a balance.
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