Warning for Pacific governments gambling on deepsea mining

Date: August 14, 2020

Source: Radio New Zealand
Author: Johnny Blades

As the pandemic dries up traditional revenue sources, some Pacific Island governments are considering diving into the unknown waters of deep sea mining.

Mining advocates say the world badly needs polymetallic nodules on the seabed for materials to make batteries that will drive the carbon-free societies of the future, but it’s a gamble which Pacific countries are being warned is too risky.

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