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Norway's Controversial Deep Sea Mining Decision

Yesterday, the Norwegian Parliament favored deep sea mining, citing the "green shift." This decision, potentially the largest natural intervention in Norway, threatens ecosystems and could have far-reaching consequences.
Deep Sea Mining (DSM) involves extracting metals and minerals from the seabed, jeopardizing natural diversity and exceeding nature's tolerance limits. The Norwegian government and mining companies claim this is necessary for transitioning away from fossil fuels, a stance challenged by scientists as misleading and greenwashing.
This move, contradicting scientific and environmental expert advice, is driven by ties between the deep sea mining and fossil fuel industries, with heavy lobbying from the oil and gas sector.
The implications extend beyond Norway, potentially impacting international deep seabed mining negotiations and affecting countries reliant on the Pacific Ocean. Norway's stance opposes the call for a moratorium by 24 countries.
This controversial decision draws international attention. Halting these environmentally destructive practices requires global opposition, particularly against the misuse of climate change arguments for further extraction. Strong international pressure could influence the Norwegian parliament, drawing widespread attention and potentially halting these plans.
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    • walter lungayi

      19 w

      This decision is likely to have significant environmental and economic implications for Norway and the global community.

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      • mercy nduta

        19 w

        We should condemn such moves.

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        • Sarah Chabane

          19 w

          Disappointing Norway, like often

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          • johnte ndeto

            19 w

            Deep sea mining will obviously affect aquatic life by endangering the different species

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            • mercy nduta

              19 w

              @johnte_ndeto They don't have to hastily relying on spontaneous decisions which will certainly cause inevitable effects to marine life.

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            • Princess

              19 w

              Sustainable alternatives should take precedence over jeopardizing our oceans and ecosystems. 🌊🛑

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            • Gorffly mokua

              19 w

              Given the irreversible consequences of such activities, it's important for Norway and other countries to consider the environmental impact before making any decisions on deep-sea mining.

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              • Princess

                19 w

                @gorffly_mokua You're absolutely right.

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                • mercy nduta

                  19 w

                  @gorffly_mokua I strongly second you.

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                • George Kariuki

                  19 w

                  This is wrong. Deep sea mining poses significant risks to fragile ecosystems in the deep sea.

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                  • Princess

                    19 w

                    @george_kariuki The decision to favor such practices needs careful reconsideration, prioritizing the protection of these delicate.

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                    • mercy nduta

                      19 w

                      @george_kariuki Yes,it comes with regrettable consequences.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      19 w

                      It's a wrong decision and Norway should reconsider this

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                      • rosebellendiritu

                        19 w

                        @elizbeth_gathigia they should consider the environmental effects this will have!

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                      • Grace Njeri

                        19 w

                        Their decision need to be mulled over.

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                        • Princess

                          19 w

                          @grace_njeri_804 Indeed, the decision on deep-sea mining requires thorough reflection and careful consideration of its long-term consequences.

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            19 w

                            @princess_nel_268 DSM will definitely destroy the natural structure of the sea bed which will affect the ecosystem in the long run.

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