Satellite altimeter data study finds global ship traffic up 4x over past 20 years
Green Car Congress
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
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.