So the latest whine from the environmentalists is that people are going to go mining in Lapland:
Great stretches of Europe’s last wildernesses risk being damaged and polluted as the international mining industry gears up to develop northern Finland, Sweden, and Norway in search of uranium, iron ore, nickel, phosphorus, and valuable rare earth minerals, according to environmentalists.
It would, they say, be terrible for the reindeer herding.
It’s a lovely example of the never do anything at all principle. If you can’t mine where there’s fuck all but reindeer then where can you mine? Where will we get those rare earths to build renewable energy systems from?
On the other hand at least two of the projects that would get screwed up by this campaign are scandium projects and I certainly don’t want any more competition. So, bit of a conflict there really.
Hmm. No, getting into bed with Greenpeace would just be too awful to contemplate. Damn my own interests and mine the place.