BUNKER FUEL HEAVY OILS

FOSSIL FUELS CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING

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CLEANER TERMINALS - Quite a few ports are now building LNG terminals for cargo ships and oil tankers to ply the waves with lower emissions.

 

 

Bunker Fuel is a heavy low grade oil that is high in sulphur content and is now being phased out for marine transport due to marine anti-pollution (MARPOL) requirements.

 

We are now seeing cleaner ships being built that operate on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) that is much cleaner burning but is of course still a carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide polluter, hence, is still a global warming risk adding to climate change.

 

What we need is zero carbon shipping, like the Elizabeth Swan or SeaVax ocean cleaning workhorses that we hope will one day come to fruition.

 

 

 

 

Fossil fuels kick started our industrial revolution, powered steam ships and generated electricity as we released the energy in coal and later oil, to make things happen at a faster pace. Cars and aircraft being an example of things we now take for granted that pollute big time.

 

But it was a brilliant time for engineers and town planners who thought they could rely of this energy source without any consequences. Because after all the world is a big place. Surely humans could not alter the delicate ecological balance of planet earth just by driving a few cars and lighting a few home fires. Then came central heating. Sh*#%

 

Sadly, we can. We did and we still are, even though we now know how dangerous our excesses are to other species - and we are also set for extinction if we do nothing to swap fossil fuels for clean renewable energy sources.

 

 

Oil usage map of the world by country in millions of barrels

 

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HIGH END USER ADDICTION

By way of an example, the United States has less than 5% of the world's population, but uses more than 25% of the world's supply of fossil fuels derived from oil. As the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 from fossil fuel combustion, accounted for 80 percent of [its] weighted emissions in 1998. Combustion of fossil fuels also produces other air pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds and heavy metals. The more developed a country in 2019, the harder it will be to kick the fossil fuel habit. Going cold-turkey is not an option. President Donald Trump and other G20 world leaders are sure to be considering ways of curing their nation's addiction to oil, before they overdose.

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://www.britannica.com/science/global-warming

 

 

 

 

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CONTINUED USE OF FOSSIL FUELS WILL CAUSE EARTH'S TEMPERATURE TO RISE AND EXTINCTION