324 Cruises, Climate and Covid

Martin Klein was a lecturer on a cruise on which Richard Denton was a passenger during the pandemic. Metta and Adam oppose cruises for emitting carbon.

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• Richard Denton, M.D.

* Martin Klein

 

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When Adam says that cruise ships emit as much GHG as a million cars, I think he must be referring to the whole fleet of cruise ships, not just a single one. That would not be credible. But even so, the argument is powerful. Nobody needs to travel. We just do it for fun. If there is a real climate emergency, we should stay at home and only go locally for essential work.

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