Local Actions Global Effects: do you owe compensation to these Bolivians?

Most people recognise that actions in one part of the world can have unintended consequences much further away. Now a group of Andean Bolivians want an international court of environmental justice to be established, in the hope that it will recognise that their livelihoods are being damaged by climate change and compensate them. You can read more about their plight here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8629379.stm

Why does Bolivia hold the key to the future of electric cars?

Electric cars and other battery powered technology, such as laptops, rely on lithium. More than half the World’s reserves are in Bolivia, so how will that affect the country’s future?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7707847.stm