The Climate Myth of Deep Sea Mining

Deep Sea Mining, Financial Risk & Reward, Greenwashing, Policy, Equity

Comparing three academic lifecycle assessment studies evaluating the ‘nodule-to-commodity’ climate impact of metals produced from polymetallic nodules and land ores reveals that deep sea nodules could have 28% higher or 76% lower climate impact than land ores. Planet Tracker believes that such a marked variation in results is not a good enough basis for making decisions about the future of deep sea mining.

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