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The precautionary principle: Will seabed mining release carbon emissions?

Friday 27 September 2019 | Published in Environment

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The precautionary principle: Will seabed mining release carbon emissions?
Gerald McCormack, director of the Natural Heritage Trust. The Cook Islands' exclusive economic zone contains 10 billion tonnes of manganese nodules, according to a geological assessment. 14050616 / 19092526

The impact of carbon emissions from undersea mining hadn’t previously been assessed, writes Gerald McCormack, from the Natural Heritage Trust. He analyses the risk and advises a precautionary approach.

The impact of carbon emissions from undersea mining hadn’t previously been assessed, writes Gerald McCormack, from the Natural Heritage Trust. He analyses the risk and advises a precautionary approach.


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