Sir David Attenborough against experimental seabed mining

“That is where life began, and that we should be destroying these things [hydrothermal vents] is so deeply tragic” Sir David Attenborough

David Shukman | BBC News | December 15 2017

Plans for the world’s first deep sea mine are taking shape in the waters off Papua New Guinea. The ocean floor is rich in gold, copper and other minerals in big demand around the world. But some scientists warn that digging up the seabed will destroy marine life, and Sir David Attenborough is among those objecting. BBC News science editor David Shukman reports.

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Filed under Environmental impact, Human rights, Papua New Guinea

One response to “Sir David Attenborough against experimental seabed mining

  1. Reference latest example of human stupidity and greed: its considered in scientific and intellectual circles that humans are the top species. If correct, please will a human more intelligent than me explain why we’re the only parasite deliberately destroying the host which ensures our survival.

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