Unfurling the Sails — Part I: The Ghastly Pollution of Container Ships and the Revival of the 19th Century Freighter – By www.thecuttlefish.com

Here’s Why We Should Bring Back Sails. Gargantuan, Sky-Scraping Sails.

The modern cargo freighter plows through the seas, its iron and steel displacing hundreds of thousands of tons of water as it crosses the ocean, ceaselessly back and forth, choking down millions of barrels of the unseemliest sludge of fossil fuels in production: Bunker 380, what is essentially tar. The fumes from this black nightmare of a fuel – the lowliest scum offal from the oil-refining process – perennially char the air from Hong Kong to the Panama Canal, Los Angeles and London. It’s so toxic that on land, Bunker 380 is generally only permitted to produce asphalt. >>> READ MORE

 

by peter hunt- Leader and Tres Hombres

 

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