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A 20% reduction would cut greenhouse gases but also curb pollutants that damage human health such as black carbon and nitrogen oxides. This speed limit would cut underwater noise by 66% and reduce the chances of whale collisions by 78%.
The study also says that a 20% cut in speed would reduce noise pollution by two thirds - while the same speed limitation would reduce the chances of a ship colliding with a whale by 78%. "It's a massive win, win, win, win," said John Maggs from Seas at Risk. "We've got a win from a climate point of view, we've got a win from a human health point of view, we've got a win for marine nature, we've got a potential safety gain, and up to a certain point we are saving the shipping industry money.
reduce the chances of whale collisions by 78%.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: ChefFox
reducing the CHANCE of whale collisions - by 78% - will NOT reduce the NUMBER of whale collisions to < one quater of previous levels
BTW - how many whale collisions are there // year - cannot find the data
originally posted by: mikell
Areas of California are outlawing natural gas in homes because of global warming. All you can have is electric that cost several times more per BTU and will soon be controlled by the state. HUMMMM
originally posted by: pteridine
The shipping companies have done the arithmetic. A 20% reduction in speed means 20% reduction in trips per unit time.
Charge 20% more for shipping.
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: pteridine
Who has the authority to enforce a speed limit in international waters? And enforce penalties and fines. Will this be the first step to a NWO police force? Yeah