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Will the geologist shortage impact US critical minerals?

The shortage could cause complications for America’s efforts to secure domestic critical minerals supply.

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January 25, 2024
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The world needs a lot of critical minerals. By the middle of the century, we could be looking at a six-fold increase in demand for lithium, copper, cobalt, nickel, and magnesium to make enough batteries and renewables to decarbonize the global economy.

That means a lot of mining. And it also means we need a lot of geologists to help find new resources. But will a looming shortage of geologists in the US put supply security at risk?

In this edition: Editor Lisa Martine Jenkins presents a story from the pages of Latitude Media on the looming geologist shortage.

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