Having Destroyed the Surface of This Lovely Planet Almost as Far as Possible, We’re Taking a Deep-Dive to the Ocean Floor
And why not? What better subject to ruin a lovely summer Sunday?
We are a poking around species, unable to resist a dibble here and a dabble there. Currently the dabble is five miles down on the ocean floor. Seems there are a lot of nodules down there, shaped rather like turds in a punch-bowl and surprise, surprise, these little hand-grenade sized little fellas are millions of years old, perhaps billions.
And isn’t it cool that these potato-sized black nodules just happen to be chock full of billions of tons of nickel, cobalt, manganese and other minerals our thirsty cell-phones, computers, electric car batteries, and other new-age scientific shit we really need at the moment.
And beside that, its really cool that no one can see what the hell we’re up to down there
Which is extra lucky, because it ain’t pretty. There are billions of life-forms down in the deep that we never knew were there because it’s dark, under incredible pressure (think the recent Titanic tourist vehicle) and not a pl…