I really don’t like “year” being an input to many situations, implying inevitability. In this case I cannot get rid of the Rare Earth Metals crisis, despite having the three inputs which reduce it maxed out.
This is also one that would be self solving eventually. If these rare earth metals are so expensive, either companies will eventually figure out ways to make equivalent products with less of them to compete with each other on price, or the high prices will motivate the industries producing these metals to find ways to produce more to take advantage of the high prices, or some combination. Either of these solutions would take time, but again contradict the “year” input making this crisis worse.