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The Deep Ocean Is Crucial to a Healthy Planet, and Now Companies Want to Strip-Mine It for Metals


Environment  (tags: deep ocean ecosystems, mining interests, conservation, destruction, environment, ecosystems, oceans, politics, world, habitatdestruction, habitat, nature, humans, protection )

Cal
- 18 days ago - takepart.com
Though the deep ocean covers more than half the planet, we know more about the surface of the moon than about life in the far recesses of the sea. Scientists have come together to protect the deep sea before it's too late.



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AniMae Chi (406)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3:26 am
Thank you for helping expand ocean habitat for North Atlantic right whales before itís too late!
17,780 signatures

Thanx Cal
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3:32 am
We're such a dumb really--earth will be stripped bare as long as we exist. Thx Cal
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:13 am
THANK YOU, CAL ~~~

Signed & shared on FB
 

Cheree M. (47)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:30 am
noted an signed, thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:34 am
Leave it to greed to screw things up even more.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 5:43 am
How many ways can we rape our planet and get away with it?
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 6:46 am
Petition Signed
 

Angelika Kempter (84)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 6:49 am
*17792* signed,thanks Cal
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 8:43 am
Strip mine the ocean? Yeah, that's a brilliant idea - let's put yet more waste and crap into the water so that more fish and marine life dies and more water is poisoned. Whatever do these people use for brains? Must be big dollar signs 'cuz anyone with any intelligence can see what a horrible idea this would be.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 8:57 am
man"kind" will do anything to make a dollar and the ones doing these horrible deeds to Earth have so much money they can't even count it all. Save the Planet and stop being so damned greedy
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 9:22 am
Thanks Cal.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 10:49 am
It'll be a horrible future.
 

holly masih (65)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:26 pm
signed.why dont people who wantto be greedy go to mars and stay there?
 

Heidi Walderra (138)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:32 pm
Noted and shared
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:35 pm
We'll keep doing everything we can to ruin the earth because of greed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 1:45 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. This is just horrible. Signed the petition within the article and hope it helps.
 

Dianna M. (13)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:21 pm
Oh, come on, people, what could POSSIBLY go wrong? I mean, really. We've been pumping oil out of the ocean for years, and nothing's gone wrong! Apart from that 2010 Deepwater Horizons thing in the Gulf of Mexico. And the Kolskaya rig toppling in Russia's Sea Of Okhotsk in 2011. And, okay, Shell had a LEEEETLE itty bitty bit of trouble in the Arctic in 2012. These were just flukes! Couldn't possibly happen twice in one lifetime. Ten or twenty, maybe, but not twice! Iím sorry, did I say that out loud? It was, uh, justóa joke! Yeah! Just a little corporate humor here. Strip-mining the ocean floor will be totally safe with no loss of life, human or otherwise, we totally swear! C'mon, would WE *lie* to you?


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Dave C. (214)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:37 pm
greed kills.
 

Dave C. (214)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:38 pm
signed.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:46 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cal
 

Peggy Peters (1)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:51 pm
Is there no end to this kind of madness?!! When we learn, the earth has its limits??!!
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3:38 pm
Noted & signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:33 pm
Noted. If the oceans are mined life in the oceans will eventually be destroyed.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 5:47 pm
That is why we need to keep it clean and healthy.
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 6:41 pm
Noted.
 

Tamera Cheetahk Dolcini (11)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 7:56 pm
We have only just begun to explore the deep regions of our oceans, and every time scientist go down to those regions new species are discovered, not just one, but many. Yet, as our technology opens a window upon these parts of our oceans, there are countries lining up with the intent to stop-mine for the metals and minerals which exist there at the bottom.

Please, why am I not surprised (although quite dismayed) at this? This is the true last frontier on this planet, and we have already done much to contaminate this world of mystery. We cannot sit idle and allow big buisness to destroy our ocean floors, as we have the surface of the planet! The balance of these ecosystems are delicate and it doesn't take much to destroy them. The life within out oceans are so much more fragile than that which inhabits the surface and if great care is not taken, many creatures, never seen by the eyes of man, could very well become extinct before we even knew that they were there.

I applaud those who are taking a stand to protect our oceans but, somehow, more must be done! We cannot allow big buisness further access to the ocean floor. Not knowing what type of destruction they have already brought to our oceans. The common citizen of this planet must join hands to protect our deep waters of our oceans!
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 10:14 pm
Franklin Roosevelt said:

'We must beware, especially, of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 12:37 am
No where is safe from the attention of these greedy companies who have no concern for the planet it;s people or the wildlife.they are a menace,
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 3:30 am
petition signed
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 5:16 am
How about our long-term benefits?
 

Marie-Ange Berchem (34)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 8:49 am
N & S
 

jan l. (64)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 9:21 am
petition signed....
 

Patsy D. (70)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 9:47 am
Signed Petition & Noted!
 

Kay m. (40)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 11:43 am
Good Afternoon and thank you for the article and petition to sign- When are we going stand our ground and say enough is enough---NO MORE CONTAMINATING our oceans and seas - These corporate raiders will destroy not only the earth of land but now they want to mined our oceans- STAND UP AND SAY NO WAY___NOT NOW___NOT EVER- there are too many unknown things to discover in the ocean that may benefit mankind for good in food -medicine- and beautiful marine life-- KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT---NEVER GIVE UP--EVER------- Sincerely Kay M.
 

Allen O. (181)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 5:26 pm
Thanks Cal - Signed and noted
 

Dianne D. (463)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 9:30 pm
signed. There are already a lot of dead zones in the ocean.
 

LMj Sunshine (124)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:34 pm
Stop already!! TY!!!
 
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