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Norway's deep-sea mining decision will shape the future of the ocean

Today, Norway stands at a critical crossroads as it is about to make a monumental decision on deep-sea mining, a move that could set a global precedent and shape the future of our fragile oceans. The proposal faces a parliamentary vote and is expected to get approval. It is a historic moment not just for Norway but for the world's approach to marine conservation.
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The proposed plan would push Norway into uncharted waters as the first nation to embark on large-scale commercial deep-sea mining activities. This initiative, aiming to extract precious metals crucial for green technologies, sounds promising for renewable energy advancements. But, the environmental repercussions can be massive.
Environmental experts and scientists have issued grave warnings, showing the devastating impact that deep-sea mining could inflict on marine life. The deep sea, a vital ecosystem hosting myriad species, faces irreversible harm if this venture proceeds. Techniques used to extract minerals, including noise and light pollution, threaten the delicate balance of ocean habitats, putting vulnerable species like humpback whales at risk.

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Despite assurances of cautiousness by the Norwegian government, concerns linger over the adequacy of environmental studies and the comprehensive understanding of potential repercussions. Criticism has emerged from internal and external stakeholders showing significant gaps in knowledge and the necessity for further research before greenlighting such an extensive operation.
While the quest for these minerals arises from a desire to mitigate reliance on conflict-ridden regions and simplify the supply chain for clean technologies, alternatives must be explored. Recycling and reusing existing minerals harvested from land resources present a viable solution.
The vote contrasts calls for a temporary ban on deep-sea mining by the EU and the UK, reflecting divergent global perspectives on the need for environmental protection. The decision supported by both the governing and opposition parties is expected to secure parliamentary approval today. Let's not stop talking about it, let's call for environmental protection over immediate gains.




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  • Princess

    13 w

    Such activities often lead to irreparable damage, and the decision may set a precedent that prioritizes short-term gains over the long-term health of our oceans.

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    • Kevin

      13 w

      Will definitely shape it in the wrong direction

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      • johnte ndeto

        13 w

        This puts the aquatic life in to unnecessary danger

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        • Rotich Kim

          13 w

          Norway government should intervine mining in sea risk lives of a aquatic animals that bring climate biodiversity

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          • Joseph Githinji

            13 w

            @rotich_kim Norway must stop this mining by all means possible.

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          • George Kariuki

            13 w

            We can still choose a future where green technologies co-exist with a healthy planet. Let's not sacrifice the beauty and importance of the deep sea for short-term gain.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              13 w

              @george_kariuki true, this is going to hurt our biodiversity, we must consider that such decisions might lead to long-term disasters.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              13 w

              Norway must reconsider this decision, deep-sea mining is harmful to our oceans and especially to the aquatic life.

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            • Johannes Luiga

              13 w

              This is not the right way. If Norway want to be a climate leader they need to stop drilling for new oil

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              • walter lungayi

                13 w

                @Johannes_Luiga I strongly agree with you.

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  13 w

                  @Johannes_Luiga Norway must recall this decision.

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  13 w

                  Aren't they concerned about the aquatic life first of all . Secondly aren't they aware of the repercussions of their actions ..??

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    13 w

                    @chris_ngatia Norway must stop this move for the sake of the aquatic life.

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