The stock of rare earths and precious metals are getting lower each day, due to over-consumption and new extraction techniques: our iPads, cars and mobile phones are all containing such metals. At a first glance it’s not obvious that the stocks are pretty low and that in a few years, some important components will be missing. In order to depict this very serious situation, I’ve decided to design a shema that will show how long each metal reserve will last. This poster was initially designed for the Information Is Beautiful Award. Full poster after the break !


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