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Posted By: James Nortonthis really should be for the 'green living' forum
Posted By: arthurRailways and surfaced roads make overland transport much more efficient no doubt
Posted By: RobinBDidn't you want to be a pirate James?
Posted By: jamesingramThey cant sail head to wind
Posted By: arthurit's less recognised that ocean transport is a huge problem too.
Posted By: arthurWell shipping emissions are pretty enormous I thought. I was looking into cross-ocean passenger travel and was shocked that passage on a container ship costs more than flying. Ok so that may be largely because there's no mass market but it made me think that there's no reason really why going by boat should be cheap or low in energy use. Water has a lot more resistance than air after all.
Posted By: fostertomNo, we can afford diversions like this, as building has to be within the broad context,
Posted By: BowmanHenry, it's the water that keeps the water out! Wood swells as it gets damp, many old boats can't be kept out of the water for very long.(Though I think the caulk might help too.)
Posted By: Henry Searsthe deck is not constantly wet like the hull, is it
Posted By: bot de pailleOne giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars
Posted By: bot de paillePollution from 15 of world's biggest ships equal that of world's 760m cars
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