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Sandale en haute mer.

Des scientifiques lanceurs d’alerte étaient sur le bateau de @TheMetalCo, la compagnie minière canadienne qui a réalisé les premiers test d'exploitation minière des fonds marins. Ils lancent l'alerte en nous envoyant ces vidéos.
En septembre dernier, @themetalsco a envoyé son bateau, le Hidden Gem, miner les fonds marins au cœur de l’Océan Pacifique, dans la zone Clarion-Clipperton. Tout ça, en “enjambant” les règlementations en place pour l’obtention d’un contrat.
Ces vidéos sont saisissantes : on y voit leur bateau relâcher les déchets de leurs opérations de minage des fonds marins, au beau milieu de l’Océan Pacifique : des sédiments chargés de métaux lourds qui vont impacter toute la colonne d’eau.
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Tomorrow the @EUCouncil will adopt a set of conclusions on international ocean governance and #DeepSeaMining.

Their decisions will shape the future of the #DeepSea.

EU Member States must stand against #DeepSeaMining to protect the world’s last true wilderness from harm. ImageImage
We welcome @EUCouncil steps to support stronger regulations, higher environmental standards & a precautionary principle on potential future #DeepSeaMining.

But more ambitious targets & proper commitments are needed to #DefendTheDeep from those who want to destroy it for profit. Image
Surprisingly, the same @EUCouncil called for a more ambitious position on #DeepSeaMining in 2020.

Yet now #EU Member States want to cut back on ambition just as #COP15 talks on new global #biodiversity targets are underway.

This must not happen.… Image
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1. The third and final part of the @ISBAHQ negotiations on #deepseamining has just begun. Delighted to be here once again on the @DeepStewardship delegation. Will attempt to tweet the main developments during this first week, and we are already off to a punchy start…./n Image
2.Germany off to a strong start! Underlining its view that current knowledge is insufficient to approve DSM so will not sponsor any plans of work for exploitation until this is remedied and robust regs in place. Germany supports a precautionary pause on DSM to enable research
3. As a side note, this is the first time ISA meetings have been held in October (in an attempt to progress regulations). Today, as Tropical Storm Lisa joins the negotiations, we are reminded why this is not the norm..... /n Image
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❌Shallow-water mining undermines global sustainability goals ❌

Happy to share our new article in @Trends_Ecol_Evo with @ea_virtan

Read here #openaccess:…

📜In a nutshell 🧵⬇️
2/ Global infrastructure development & transition to low-carbon technologies call for new solutions to increasing mineral demand. Seabed mining is often framed as a sustainable alternative to traditional terrestrial mining, with hopes for lower environmental & societal risks
3/ You may have heard of plans for #deepseamining, but mineral resources of the near-shore continental shelves around the world have also been suggested to be a low-risk option to satisfy our resource demands due to lower extraction costs and concerns surrounding DSM
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The #WEF Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (#C4IR) "develops, implements & scales up agile & human-centred pilot projects that can be adopted by policy-makers, #legislators & regulators worldwide."

There are now 4 "global centres" & 12 "affiliate centres".
In 2017 the global headquarters opened in US. #Salesforce founder Benioff (WEF board of trustees) serves as inaugural chair.

3 additional global centres opened in 2018:



There are now 12 affiliate centres.

4.Israel ["compliance"]…

WEF: "As the world undergoes a #greatreset, our ability to harness & disseminate the new tech. of the #4IR will play a key role."
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"Harvesting the oceans under the Blue Economy": "The #OECD suggests that the #ocean economy is likely to outpace the global economy in the next 15 years."

#GreatReset #NewDealForNature #DeepSeaMining
Under guise of protecting #biodiversity:

"Framed as perhaps the last untapped, under-explored & under-exploited region in the world, the Pacific #Ocean is set to be a contested space for resources."

#WorldEconomicForum #SDGs
"The #BlueEconomy heralds a new race to carve up the Pacific, turning the Pacific Ocean, from surface to seafloor, into a crowded/contested space. Pacific state leaders are courted w/ economic gains that are a fraction of the value of the ocean resources that will be #extracted."
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March, 2019:

"The fourth industrial revolution - it's a fusion of the physical, the digital & the biological world. It's changing not only what we are doing, it's changing who we are."

- Klaus Schwab, founder of World Economic Forum


Schwab: "The speed is mind boggling. What I'm particularly concerned about, is how little the world is prepared."

Satya Nadella, #Mircosoft: "It's really the notion of digital technology pervasively impacting every walk of life & every [] industry, in all parts of the globe."
"A Cloud for Global Good"
"Tech for Good"
"Responsible AI"

Holistic linguistics. Marketing terms. Branding content.

Lies packaged as beautiful illusions:…
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#TIME is owned by Marc Benioff, founder/CEO of #Salesforce. Benioff, member of #WorldEconomicForum Board of Trustees, is the Inaugural Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the #FourthIndustrialRevolution. He is co-founder of Breakthrough Energy w/ Gates et al. (#Nuclear, CCS, etc.).

Important thread.

Q: What does #Imperial College, the World Economic Forum (#WEF), #Salesforce, #Sinovation Ventures (Chinese technology venture capital), #ABB (#automation technology), global artificial intelligence (#AI), all have in common?

Not enough minerals/ rare Earth metals remain on Earth's terrain, to supply depraved #4IR architecture designed/sought by Benioff, Schwab et al.

Thus, they intend to mine the #oceans under guise of watchdog. Holistic linguistics. #Safe #Responsible

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