What is the meaning of "with all the implication for the earth" in the following sentence,

In addition to energy consumption, producing billions of new 5G devices and replacing all previous generation devices will lead to a huge demand for rare metals such as lithium, which must be mined, with all the implications for the earth.

? (Source: https://www.jrseco.com/how-much-power-does-5g-consume/ )

Does "with all the implication for the earth" mean "In addition to lithium, all other minerals on Earth must be mined" ?

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"With all the implications [that that will have] for the Earth."

The sense is that a great increase in mining for rare metals such as lithium will have considerable implications for the Earth (that is, it will cause a lot of harm to the environment).

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