Commercial shipping weighs a heavy carbon footprint
Our global economy is driven by commercial ships bringing goods to our shores, and without it you probably wouldn’t have the clothes you’re wearing right now or the phone you’re texting on.
And although it’s the cheapest way to transport goods internationally, commercial shipping as an industry is a massive greenhouse gas emitter.
Dredging of shorelines to make way for ports, ship pollution and use of toxic fuels are not only affecting aquatic ecosystems, but have both environmental and health implications for humans.
- Martina Doblin – Associate Professor in the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology Sydney.