Our report ‘Deep Trouble: The murky world of the deep sea mining industry’ reveals who stands to benefit and who is left at risk if governments allow deep sea mining exploitation to begin.
This new industry is seeking to start mining the seabed, carving up the global commons for corporate profit. Scientists warn that deep sea mining would cause severe and potentially irreversible damage to the deep ocean and to the marine life that calls it home. Additionally, mining could damage the natural processes that store carbon and make the climate emergency even worse.
That’s why it’s critical that governments establish a Global Ocean Treaty that could lead to ocean sanctuaries around the world, free from harmful human activities, instead of opening up a new frontier of environmental destruction.
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No maten los océanos!!! Ecosistema en riesgo!! La biodiversidad tiene derecho a existir en toda la madre tierra, No solo el egoísmo del ser humano, Los seres vivos son también importantes!. No que una comodidad de Fabricantes de automóviles destruya hasta el fondo de los océanos!!!. Creo que los animales tienen mas derecho a la vida que hasta el maldito egoísmo del ser humano. Que mas quiere la humanidad ? Hasta destruir toda la naturaleza, suficiente con las especies en peligro de extinción, ahora destruyen el fondo de los océanos. No es Permisible. Conciencia !! Por Favor!!
What are the list of minerals / chemicals they are after and in what industries are they used - we need to expose them.
Hi Crummy, Mining companies are mainly going after rare earth metals including nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, silver, and gold. These materials are used in electronic products such as smartphones and computers and also for energy storage in batteries that are used in devices ranging from smartphones to electric vehicles. Right now, none of these materials are being mined from the deep sea, they are all mined on land. Deep sea mining is focused on extracting three types of marine mineral deposits; 1) Polymetallic nodules which are found lying on the seafloor. These contain manganese, iron and other metals 2.) Polymetallic sulphides, or “seafloor massive sulphides”, which form around hydrothermal vents 3.) Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts that cover seamounts (underwater mountains).
I fully disagree that governments should be drilling in the deep sea, ruining habitats and collecting non renewable resources.
we all have to do it! the world is falling apart! come on!
It’s high time people understand the consequences of climate change and stop further destruction of the environment be it land or water
I love this part of the global ocean of the deep sea mining
I believe that we as humans need to stay out of the oceans, we have sadly destroyed this planet in such a short span of time, and if we continue giving into our greed then there will be nothing left for the future of our planet. If we don't start focusing on persevering what we have left and finding better solutions towards fixing our global impact we may never be able to keep this planet alive. We have made countless species go extinct how many more will have to go and die off before we start learning. Our atmosphere is fading away so we are having hotter summers and colder winters, the oceans are polluted and rising because of the polar ice caps melting at alarming rates, our forests are shrinking faster than we can even plant more trees, species are going extinct before we even find them. We must protect what we have left before it's too late.
People, we should all, every single of us, THINK ABOUT OUR DAILY CONSUMPTION AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE BY 360 THE WAY WE TREAT OUR PLANET !!!
Time to take care of our earth just as it takes care of us