One Planet: What will it take to stop deep-sea mining?
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll find out what scientists and ocean activists are doing to stop deep-sea mining.
The rising demand for electric cars and other clean technologies coupled with the depletion of minerals and metals on land is driving interest in mining the seafloor to extract cobalt, nickel and lithium.
Scientists are warning that scraping the seafloor will damage deep-sea ecosystems and kill animals not yet discovered.
Farah Yasmin Obaidullah, ocean advocate and founder of Women4Oceans
Lisa Levin, professor of biological oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and board member of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative