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Here's Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From

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Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Watch the full episode of 'Hello World: Chile': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1aMY-vU70 Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg Politics for the latest political news: http://www.youtube.com/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/ Bloomberg Television brings you coverage of the biggest business stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers, 24 hours a day: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloombergtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergTelevision Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergtv
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Text Comments (1864)
charlie zanches (5 hours ago)
I thought lithium was made by Nirvana
Jack is not in the box (9 hours ago)
It's true, only women knows what color is what
Zack Powell (1 day ago)
Sooooo why were they wearing hard hats?
TWrecks (1 day ago)
Who wants to swim in there. Looks delicious
*forbidden juice*
BORNxxD3AD (2 days ago)
Our technology is limited to the resources we have available to create with.... that's kind of depressing...I suppose they will need to invent new materials or alter existing ones to suit further developments in technology. Words. Numbers. Stuff.
Swiss Roll (2 days ago)
The forbidden juice
Lil Supreme (3 days ago)
* American nigga noises *
*Plays Evanescence’s song- Lithium*
Jon Ellsworth (3 days ago)
That’s bobby buchets dad
Dave Pawson (3 days ago)
I'm 50 percent sure that it's 100 percent.
MilkCap (4 days ago)
How long will a jetski last in that water?
Fulbert Villamin (4 days ago)
He couldnt guarantee but hes 100% sure... he might be standing under the sun for too long
Future Mods at 144p (4 days ago)
*_Looks tasty_*
Aiden M (4 days ago)
I found crait on Earth
Stefanos Xenoudakis (4 days ago)
Humans been humans
Blade runner 2049 anyone?
Supe063 (5 days ago)
Tree huggers complain about the oil sands pollution in northern Canada but are happy use their battery charging solar and wind that need waste pits like these.
odisy64 (4 days ago)
yes clearly a *SALT flat* is just buzzing with life thats being eradicated from lithium extraction, clearly oil spills are much cleaner...
prashant bisht (5 days ago)
a glass full of that juice can put you to rest in peace...
Andrew Andrewson (5 days ago)
The narrator sounds like he does not care one bit lol
Ren Nagata (6 days ago)
"I couldn't guarantee it but im pretty sure that 100% sure... ...at some point." Thats how I answer all my chemistry exams questions as well.
Bernie Bernstein (6 days ago)
Lithium isnt the actual fuel it just stores electricity, after the lithium battery is made someone has to manually fill it with electricity.
THEY CANT STOP ME (6 days ago)
I thought it was lemonade XD
Cthulhu582 (6 days ago)
whoever wrote the script for this is literally the worst human being to ever walk the face of the earth, and I really mean literally
NessOk911/Banadger (7 days ago)
This salt isn't enough to beat Overwatch salt
Grades (8 days ago)
The narrator needs to change up his cadence. Dude literally puts the same downward inflection on every sentence
Thep Jup (9 days ago)
yo why you hatin on yo boy behind his back? "that women only apparently know" lowkey flexing on the dude damn you shady boi
Mayur T (9 days ago)
Journalism questions -3/10
Kin Hamid (10 days ago)
Looks tasty
ResidentEvil rican (10 days ago)
Now I Wana Kno bout how lithium works for crazy people when taking as a medication. Or is that a different lithium?? Idk
Adam Gosztolai (10 days ago)
It sounds like batteries solve one problem and create another
Mitch Gust (10 days ago)
The colors only women know is that actually write women are able to detect more subtle differences in color / shades of color than men
Ogtrippleq (10 days ago)
Lithium was discovered and first used to relieve depression. No wonder why the worker guy sounds really happy, I’m sure the employees are inhaling fumes from the evaporation process lol.
Michael T (11 days ago)
Colors only women know😂😂😂
Tlahuicole barrraz (11 days ago)
I love juice
Vdub 1971 (12 days ago)
Breaking bad
MLG420 Mcswaggerten (12 days ago)
Jacky Ha (12 days ago)
"I couldn't guarantee it but it's pretty sure that it's almost 100% sure that part of your smartphone went through this pond at one point" Love it
Nikolai Korsov (12 days ago)
Environmentalists apparently want cars that run on magic. They all want electric cars but dont like how we have to aquire the tech to make them run.
Jo Blow (13 days ago)
Funny they use toyotas to work at the mines
Joseph Battle Jr. (13 days ago)
Excellent video !
ParadiseConnection530 (14 days ago)
Nothing like creating jobs for other countries
mixed emotion (14 days ago)
The engineer found something positive out of his boring job. - the sunset. 🌅
baron von chickenpants (16 days ago)
Amazing!!! Well i Never
Van Litespeed (16 days ago)
contrary to crazy environmentalist, batteries are still a fossil fuel
AlexForSale (18 days ago)
Man truly is the strangest animal. We collect million year old mountain piss to make videos explaining how we collect million year old mountain piss to make videos. *TOTALLY RADICAL!*
AlexForSale (18 days ago)
Hey internet, CHECK ME OUT! I’m on a smart phone made with that mountains million year old piss! And so are YOU!
Addison Smith-Prickett (12 days ago)
AlexForSale Are you upset that he said millions of years?
eXo (21 days ago)
Colors that only women knows... LOL. It's funny cause it's true.
mrburrito (22 days ago)
Bet you won’t lick it though.
Suliman Al Saqri (23 days ago)
In Oman there is a pink and green natural pond, it may be rich of familiar elements.
Scott Bott (24 days ago)
Environmentalist aren't happy with the mines, but they can't shut up about how great electric cars are. You can't win. They're simple minded, narrow minded morons.
that's some juicy stuff.
Den Li (26 days ago)
Any lifeguard vacancies for the pool?
waswestkan (26 days ago)
The "juice" in lithium batteries come from the energy consumed at a power plant of some sort somewhere. While it would take an investment of additional infrastructure, most likey most of the water ude could be reclaimed. As it's used now it's being return to to the environment, but not directly where i was pumped from.
Ian Wright (26 days ago)
Wat A Job.
mudassar nadaf (27 days ago)
Isn't it that lithium is a primary cell which means it isn't recharble? But they say they use it cell phones and laptops. Somebody explain it to me am confused
crazieeez (29 days ago)
"What we do here has absolutely no impact" LOL ... right.
Grigori Rasputin (1 month ago)
Everytime you see a global warming warrior using anything which uses lithium (or any other form of battery)...., smack them as hard as you can in the face..., with a bat. (which basically means, they will ALL be getting hit in the face with a bat)
Jezza Clarkson (1 month ago)
All I see is raped earth
Slushy Jam (1 month ago)
one thousand percent (1 month ago)
what we do here has absolutely no impact on what happens with the flamingos but it does affect them 😂
Kenji Policard (1 month ago)
I wish I lived next to that place, these corny ass xbox one controllers run out of batteries too fast.
Addison Smith-Prickett (12 days ago)
Kenji Policard Get chargeable batteries.
Sick Kent (1 month ago)
Looks like a satan cum
piloctor15 (1 month ago)
Too many pools Not enough lithium 7.9
Tiggertron420 (1 month ago)
I had absolutely no idea it'd look that cool!!
Erik Kovacs (1 month ago)
I don't want to hear anything negative about the environmental impact of my electric car. As far as I know it is powered by unicorn farts and that's the way I like it!
21 (1 month ago)
I couldn’t guarantee it but I’m 100% sure 😂😂 uhhhh ok
napstone productions (1 month ago)
What about Afghanistan? they have a huge deposit of Lithium there like no man's business. possibly the largest?
Tyson The Rand (1 month ago)
ExEcUtIoN W33D (1 month ago)
my wife still more salty then that place
Hilja Hiljane (1 month ago)
Can i get powerful by drinking that juice?
Yellow Ranger (1 month ago)
It's impossible that there is no impact. What we put out or take from nature we get the price for that for sure. And that is the sad truth.
Isaac Willis (1 month ago)
This is the biggest load of horseshit. Could the narrator sound more crass and sullen? Typical.
Rashawn Gibbs (1 month ago)
Women do know their colors, thats a fact
shawn chartrand (1 month ago)
electronicgrinsch (1 month ago)
The ruin landscapes by the square mile. So much to "environment friendly" electric cars. It's a scam.
Fran Tackle (1 month ago)
Magnetic propulsion is the future of all energy when used in the correct manner wtfu movement
c 17 (1 month ago)
We are really sucking up everything we can from this planet euh
Jonathan Sawyer (1 month ago)
Dont glorify pollution! JUST KEEP YOUR GODDAM CAR!!!!
Jeff Williams (1 month ago)
We drive manual sticks all the time in Australia
Vali Vali (1 month ago)
Toyota makes junk for USA
Edsel Malasig (1 month ago)
lol wow the ponds look like a Matrix.
mibao xiong (1 month ago)
I wonder if this is environmentally sound? Like does this change the natural ecosystem? It's like creating man-made lakes almost?
Young Glock (1 month ago)
*Jump in it to get super powers *
Howard Chu (1 month ago)
How about Bolivia?
Bo McGillacutty (1 month ago)
Same thing going on in Silver Peak Nevada for decades now on a smaller scale.
Haga (1 month ago)
Lemme have a sip daddy
happy hurtful (1 month ago)
This was what the pyramids was used for.
Quaglium Quagnarr (1 month ago)
I used to think there were small potatoes inside of batteries
Al Castill (1 month ago)
China owns Chile.
letsgetverydrunk (1 month ago)
Look at all that precious desert they're destroying! *Pans to tar sands*
Mauricio H (1 month ago)
That's is the most wierdest way I've seen anyone using the stick shift in that Tacoma..
Braincube 013 (1 month ago)
So glad humans are the way they are, just destroying more and more.
Graff Films (1 month ago)
oh... thats what that giant lake of yellow stuff is. probably should not of swim in it tho
sean love (2 months ago)
I want to swim in it 😝
daniel pardenilla (2 months ago)
Hi welcome to "Chile"'s
Darsh (2 months ago)
Looks tasty

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