Latest Cruise Ship Study

Smaller boats are often more environment friendly
Smaller boats are often more environment friendly

Our oceans are struggling.  Ninety-three percent of the heat from global warming is entering and heating our oceans. This is making the oceans more acidic. I was sad to read that some cruise companies are still dumping poorly treated and raw sewage into our oceans.

On my recent Caribbean trip (not on a cruise) I was surprised by how the Caribbean economy survives on cruise boats visiting their shores, and how these mega 10 story boats fill the small harbors of these islands. Many of us that live in the northern latitudes need a break from the dark cold days of winter. With some research you can choose a cruise more friendly to the environment.  Read below how you can have a more environmentally favorable cruise:

Cruise ships dumped more than a billion gallons of sewage in the ocean this year, much of it raw or poorly treated, according to federal data analyzed by Friends of the Earth, which continues the call for stronger rules to protect oceans, coasts, sea life and people. – See more at: http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-12-cruise-ships-flushed-more-than-a-billion-gallons-of-sewage-into-oceans#sthash.BiRiIEeb.dpuf   http://www.foe.org/cruise-report-card

Cruise_Ship_Report_Card_2014

http://highseasalliance.org/content/meeting-closes-major-step-ocean

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2015/new-york-times-01-15-2015.html

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