Pressure mounts to put the brakes on mining the deep seabed

Date: June 25, 2021

SourceFinancial Times
Author: Henry Sanderson

Momentum continues to build for a moratorium on deep-sea mining.

At the time of writing, 317 marine science & policy experts from 44 countries have signed a statement, warning that if the destructive industry were to go ahead, it would result in a loss of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning that would be irreversible on multi-generational timescales.

The Financial Times’ Henry Sanderson explores the risks associated with the industry and why the chorus of voices calling for a pause continues to grow.

Read the article here.

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