“A new chapter of Earth pillage is in the works: the commercial venture of deep-sea mining. The deep sea lies 200 meters below sea level into the abyssal depths and comprises roughly 65 percent of Earth’s surface. It is being encroached by a nexus of nation-states and industries slavering over its “mind-boggling quantities of untapped resources”“.
This work, by respected author, Eileen Crist, outlines a whole new area of rapidly increasing Earth destruction. Every citizen should inform themselves by reading the original post here and then by taking whatever action they think appropriate to defend the Earth and the seas against these new, rapacious, looters. The original has references, so one can follow up if they so desire.
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“These areas of the deep sea harbor a rich, endemic, and largely unknown biodiversity, yet they are currently being wrecked by mining machinery—even though deep-sea mining commercial regulations are not yet in place. “We are operating in the dark,” Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme, Carl Lundin states. “Our current understanding of the deep sea does not allow us to effectively protect marine life from mining operations. And yet, exploration contracts are being granted even for those areas that host highly unique species”
“There has been no public discussion or debate about deep-sea mining. Just a well-planned, technologically-ready, new raid on Earth about to be fast-tracked into business as usual. Deep-sea mining is blithely touted as “the new gold rush,” as though it is not common knowledge how depraved the old one was. The new venture is not only for gold, but for other metals and minerals like silver, copper, cobalt, nickel, manganese, zinc, rare earths, and yttrium. Enough to make the hungry ghosts—governments and corporations—line up for filching stuff useful for making cellphones, iPads, PCs, kindles, batteries, LED bulbs, flat screen TVs, fuel cells, not to mention “essential parts of advanced military technology,” like missile guidance, laser targeting, and radar surveillance.”
Read the whole thing, you’ll be glad you did! It’s here!
When you’re done, or while you’re at it, have a look at https://rewilding.org , the website that this post refers to. You’ll be well rewarded if you do!