Ocean mining – a dangerous proposition for people and planet

Date: March 3, 2021

Source: China Dialogue Ocean
Author: Douglas McCauley

For the first time in history we must answer the question, should we mine our ocean floor?

Regulations to allow ocean mining in international waters could be approved as early as this year by the International Seabed Authority. But scientists, countries and community leaders have recently suggested this sprint to mine the ocean is irresponsible and have been aligning behind calls for a moratorium.

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