The Daily Sheeple May 19 2013
It appears that the human race and the UN in particular has learned nothing from our short but devastating history of inhabiting planet Earth. Not content with depleting and/or destroying the resources on the surface it seems the seabed is the latest target.
The prospect of a modern era ‘gold rush’ with the sea bed being the new frontier is moving closer by the day.
The United Nations has published its first plan for managing the extraction of so-called “nodules” – small mineral-rich rocks – from the seabed. A technical study was carried out by the UN’s International Seabed Authority – the body overseeing deep sea mining. It says companies can apply for licences and start mining from as soon as 2016.
The idea of exploiting the vast mineral reserves found in the sea bed is not new, it has been considered for decades, but new technology which would make the mining easier and safer, and the high cost of rare earth minerals seems to have provided the push needed to turn the drawing board ideas into reality.
Although experts from many different fields have highlighted the hazards that such mining would cause the UN seem hell bent on pushing through the proposal.
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) a division of the UN carried out a study and the report openly admitted that mining the seabed will cause:
“inevitable environmental damage”