December 3, 2020

Worst Polluters Ever – Cargo Ships

Guardian has reported some astonishing news about the world’s largest container ships. They state that just one of these ships can emit about as much pollution as 50 million cars. On top of that, the 15 largest ships in the world emit as much nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide as the world’s 760 million cars, ie: every car in the world. 15 ships pollute as much as EVERY CAR IN THE WORLD! Wow. Here we are buying Prius’s and riding bikes and taking public transportation and meanwhile it doesn’t even matter, especially if they just add another ship to the fleet. So how can you help? Well, the main reason these ships exist is because of globalization. We demand cheaper products from far away places and they have to be delivered somehow…So buy local or regional, and raise hell about these ships. This is unacceptable.

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