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In this episode, our team sits down with Ernest Scheyder, the author behind the compelling book The War Below: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives.

The War Below is a story about stakeholders involved in and with the minerals and metals industry by Ernest Scheyder, a Reuters correspondent. The book delves into the global competition for critical minerals such as lithium and copper, which are essential for the future of technology and green energy. Through extensive research and interviews, Scheyder uncovers the complexities and challenges of the global mineral extraction industries, from environmental and ethical dilemmas to geopolitical implications. The book highlights the importance of these minerals in transitioning to green energy, the impact of mining activities on indigenous and local communities, and the varying policies and regulations across countries that shape the global market. Scheyder also discusses strategies for international cooperation, sustainability, and policy measures necessary to balance economic growth with environmental protection and social responsibility, aiming to ensure equitable access and ethical extraction practices.


Scheyder, Ernest. THE WAR BELOW: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives. Atria/One Signal Publisher, 2024.
In this episode, our team sits down with Ernest Scheyder, the author behind the compelling book The War Below: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives . The War Below is a story about stakeholders involved in and with the minerals and metals industry by Ernest Scheyder, a Reuters correspondent. The book delves into the global competition for critical minerals such as lithium and copper, which are essential for the future of technology and green energy. Through extensive research and interviews, Scheyder uncovers the complexities and challenges of the global mineral extraction industries, from environmental and ethical dilemmas to geopolitical implications. The book highlights the importance of these minerals in transitioning to green energy, the impact of mining activities on indigenous and local communities, and the varying policies and regulations across countries that shape the global market. Scheyder also discusses strategies for international cooperation, sustainability, and policy measures necessary to balance economic growth with environmental protection and social responsibility, aiming to ensure equitable access and ethical extraction practices. Scheyder, Ernest. THE WAR BELOW: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives. Atria/One Signal Publisher, 2024. read more read less

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