Sunday, 1 April 2018

SHIPPING COSTS TO BE FORCED UP TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

According to this article a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation in London next week will face demands for shipping to radically reduce its CO2 emissions. "If shipping doesn't clean up, it could contribute almost a fifth of the global total of CO2 by 2050."

Apparently the British are leading the demands for action, but there can be no progress until all nations agree, otherwise those who don't take action will be much better off financially. It is going to be very costly to refit ships with new engines and if the cost of shipping goes up it must lead to increased prices on a wide range of goods. This is yet another way in which we are being made to suffer for something which is unattainable - improving the climate.

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