Reality Check: Are ships more polluting than Germany?

Reality Check: Are ships more polluting than Germany?
 

The shipping industry is meeting in London to formulate a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
By some estimates, the international shipping industry produces as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as Germany.
Reality Check looks at the data behind this comparison and from where all this pollution is coming.
Engines on the world's biggest ships can be as tall as a four-storey house, and as wide as three London buses. So a lot of fuel is required, which in turn creates a large amount of CO2.
Carbon dioxide is an example of a greenhouse gas. The greenhouse gas effect is the process of gases like... read more

 
12 April 2018 in Business, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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