Urge Global Shipping Fleet to Use More Eco-Friendly Ships
  • Petitioned World Shipping Council

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World Shipping Council
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Urge Global Shipping Fleet to Use More Eco-Friendly Ships

    1. Austin Lynch
    2. Petition by

      Austin Lynch

      Lynn Haven, FL

 

·         The Global Shipping Fleet is one of the largest sources of unregulated carbon dioxide emission

·         Only 6 countries produce more CO2 than the Global Fleet,

 Emissions and Bunker Fuel

  • Ships generate 15 to 30 percent of the world's smog-forming emissions.
  • Bunker fuel burned by ships is 1,000 times dirtier than highway diesel used by trucks and buses.
  • A single ship coming into harbor produces the smog-forming emissions of 350,000 new cars.
  • Ship engines are far dirtier than on-road engines due to lack of regulation.
  • The International Maritime Organization has lagged far behind in revising outdated regulations for ship emissions.

Human Health

  • Ship exhaust contains harmful air toxics that cause cancer, respiratory illness and premature death.
  • Ship air pollution often disproportionately harms poor people of color who live near ports.
  • More than one in 10 children has asthma in the world's biggest port cities.

Climate Change

  • Ships burn tons of fuel per hour, generating large volumes of global warming gases and black carbon that contribute to climate change.
  • Researches are finding that the black soot from ship smokestacks settle on polar ice sheets and help cause melting.
  • The world's shipping fleet generates about four percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.
  • The shipping industry burns 300 million tons of bunker fuel per year.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Eva Boyle BUNKER HILL, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Totally cruel & unacceptable! This is a mental patient & needs to be treated as such, Please lock her away from the human race before she quarters up an infant next in the name of art! What a sicko!

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    • MELANIE KEHAYA MIDHURST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      SICKO!

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    • Priscilla Schlottman PACIFICA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is imperative to preserve the planet for all of the life that exists here and deplorable that we, as human beings, have such a heavy hand in its demise.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this cause. Please also check out my petition to address human trafficking in the province of bc. http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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    • martin johnstone WESTERN ISLES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      i dont want to stop ships- it's important though that you hear the desires of the people you are using your ships to serve- please find cleaner ways.

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