The Metals Company is planning to use it’s UN International Seabed Authority (ISA) ‘license’ to explore the deep seabed, to find out if metals can be mined – but we all know this is just a greenwashing exercise to make sure they can mine the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ) (Pacific Ocean) in two years time.
This ISA license will allow them to mine an area one third the size of Belgium, striping it of all life (they claim they will delicately remove the top surface – but if you look at the machines they use you’ll soon see this is a lie). This cannot be allowed to happen.
There’s a growing list of companies refusing to use deep sea mined metals, it’s very long and increasing weekly. Recently BMW, Volkswagen, Volvo and Scania have been joined by Renault. You can see the full list HERE
The Metals Company must stop their absurd plans NOW. It’s time to tell the truth about how destructive deep sea mining will be, how unnecessary it is and why it can never be (nor could ever be) part of our future (especially when you know the next generation of batteries won’t need the minerals The Metals Company intends to provide).
To find out more about Deep Sea Mining READ THIS great article by Joseph Winters.
Video by Sven Peetoom