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Satellite altimeter data study finds global ship traffic up 4x over past 20 years

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Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, likely causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, according to a new study quantifying global ship traffic. Ships powered by fossil fuels dump oil, fuel and waste into the water and pump exhaust into the air. The new study is the first to track ship traffic on a global scale, Tournadre said.

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Ford 2017 trends report: disruption the status quo, “never more difficult” to find objective information

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Sheryl Connelly, Ford global trend and futuring manager, says there is no escaping the fact that disruption is now the status quo. Globally, consumers are finding more joy in less, and taking advantage of access-over-ownership service models. In an on-demand world, patience has become less of a virtue; there now are more ways to rationalize how we spend our time—rather than declaring it “wasted”. Sri Lanka, São Paulo and the US were devastated by floods this year.

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