Into the Deep Sea?
On land, its the hottest summer on human record.
But right now, in Kingston, Jamaica, a decision is being made about the cool depths of our ocean, where no sunlight can reach.
Decades ago, world leaders decided these depths are the “common heritage of mankind”.
But this summer a handful of leaders will decide whether this common resource can be mined for the metals that are said to be needed to prevent further future warming of our planet.
Unbias the News talked to dozens of experts from science and industry and is reporting from Jamaica, the United States, Chile, Germany and Canada to bring you the information you need to understand a question that will echo through future generations:
Should we mine the deep seas?
The ocean covers ⅔ of our planet.
But we know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean.
What will change if the ocean becomes the next site of an extractive industry?
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Tina Lee is the Editor-in-Chief of Unbias The News. Originally from the USA, she writes, researches and podcasts about migration, human rights, politics and the far right.
Paula Díaz Levi is a science and environmental journalist from Chile. She has worked for Chilean and international media, conservation organizations (NGOs), research centers and other institutions.
Gabriela Ramirez is a multimedia & data journalist focusing on migration, gender, climate change and environmental issues. She holds a Master in Interactive Journalism.
Patrick Egwu is an independent journalist based out of Toronto. His work has been published by the Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, America Magazine and elsewhere.
Editor-in-Chief: Tina Lee
Multimedia & Audience Engagement Editor: Gabriela Ramirez
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