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    This is quite fascinating...

    ....especially when you consider the carbon footprint.
    Yes, airliners have their footprint too, but looking at this brings home how busy the world is.

    This Map Tracks Thousands of Cargo Ships to Highlight Their Carbon Emissions | Motherboard

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    Planes have been leaving footprints for deacdes already


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    How busy the world is....

    This might translate: Unnecessary and mindless consumption.
    The prime destructive factor.

    It is doing us in.

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    So busy reading My posts on Teakdoor

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    How busy the world is....

    This might translate: Unnecessary and mindless consumption.
    The prime destructive factor.

    It is doing us in.
    Sell your PC and don't buy another, Jeff.

    That would put a significant dent in unnecessary and mindless consumption.

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    It's a pity you're not capable of seeing the irony!

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    Cows farting causes a lot of methane

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    Life doesn't exist without co2 and the co2 scam died years ago.

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    Ship pollution is a scandal.

    Fortunately, since few years only they are tracked and build now new vessels somehow better.

    To offset their footprint according to Kyoto protocol they should finance much more green projects, but being multi nationals registered in Panama and such, working on international waters they abuse the situation.

    1 vessel trip is like a 100'000 cars or more... Watching video below, it says that the 15 biggest ship in the World produce as much emissions as all the cars in the World !

    They do make huge profits that benefits only a few.

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    Monday,Tuesday, then it goes WTF !

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    I heard that when some ships get to international waters, they start burning really low-quality oil.....the type which pollutes badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I heard that when some ships get to international waters, they start burning really low-quality oil.....the type which pollutes badly.
    Correct, I looked it up on Wiki -

    "The switch of auxiliary engines from heavy fuel oil to diesel oil at berth can result in large emission reductions, especially for SO2 and PM. CO2 emissions from bunker fuels sold are not added to national GHG emissions."

    And I have been hearing about bunker oil for a long time without actually knowing what it was and how it got it's name -

    "Bunker fuel or bunker crude is technically any type of fuel oil used aboard vessels. It gets its name from the tanks on ships and in ports that it is stored in; in the early days of steam they were coal bunkers but now they are bunker fuel tanks."

    There is another website tracking the air traffic around the world in real-time - that's amazing how many planes are in air at any one time.
    No wonder there is a pollution problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allotafargina View Post
    Life doesn't exist without co2 and the co2 scam died years ago.
    I am probably going to regret asking this, but what was the Co2 scam ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    How busy the world is....

    This might translate: Unnecessary and mindless consumption.
    The prime destructive factor.

    It is doing us in.
    Sell your PC and don't buy another, Jeff.

    That would put a significant dent in unnecessary and mindless consumption.
    Someone had to step in and fill the void left by the end of David44's mindless gibberish.

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