Gold rush in the blue world

Date: November 13, 2020

Source: Republik
Author: Sabrina Weiss

Valuable raw materials for batteries, wind systems and solar systems lie on the seabed. The energy transition cannot be achieved without them. Raw material companies want to mine them quickly – also with money from Switzerland. How high can the ecological price for a clean energy future be?

A lined coral reef and a turquoise lagoon, surrounded by the deep blue of the ocean: Aitutaki Island – a classic atoll – is a true snorkeling paradise. With a bit of luck, you might even spot humpback whales here, which migrate from Antarctica to this area every year to breed.

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