bm205 Global Shipping and Its Pollution

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The typical mainstream discussion about global warming contains mostly conversations about political deals, automobile usage, and where they’re putting a new wind farm. Yet one area that rarely gets written about is that of the shipping industry, where most of the world’s goods are transported. What kind of pollution risks does the industry bring and what are ship designers saying about it? Damian Tatum joins me from New Orleans to discuss this and more.

COmmon Dreams Article on CO2 emissions from shipping
Friends of the Earth Press Release also related

We Discuss:
- What ships are built on the gulf coast
- What kind of pollution to ships generate
- Who regulates the ships
- Are there steps that ship designers are taking to address climate change needs
- Why isn’t it discussed?
- Is there need to worry
- What Companies are involved
- Will the public get concerned?