Mining the Bottom of the Sea

Date: December 26, 2021

Source: The New Yorker

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert explores the murky world of deep-sea mining and what the future holds for our ocean.

As the International Seabed Authority’s meeting came to a close earlier this month, The New Yorker dived into the deep, asking where we are with deep-sea mining, unraveling the complexities associated with regulating the emerging industry.

“And so, come July, 2023, a decision is going to have to be made as to whether to go down what is a very one-way street toward deep-sea mining at the enormous expense of the marine environment, or whether they’re going to continue to take a cautious view. And, unfortunately, it is an either-or situation.”

Duncan Currie, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

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