But don't get me wrong, if rare earth minerals are mined and processed properly they can continue to help green technology advance, which will be important.
Oil definitely needs to be phased out. It's just that we gotta refocus efforts this century and that will take a lot of work from people from all walks of life.
As I said in the other thread I think a manned mission to Mars by 2050, tapping into the desires and wealth of the super-rich will inspire great energy and other innovations, alongside efforts humanity needs to make in green technology. Note: Nuclear is out. Anyone calling it a "clean" or "green" energy is delusional. Will they use nuclear for a Mars mission? Too risky I think. This century needs a new form of energy on top of distinct improvements in solar technology.