The cruise ships of a single company are ten times more polluting than all European cars

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Cruise ships are among the most polluting vehicles in the world. Stunning data have been published.

According to the European Transport and Environment Association, Carnival, the largest provider of luxury travel
ten times as much pollution as 260 million cars in Europe
Gábor Várkonyi wrote on his blog.

According to the Transport & Environment study, 203 ships in European waters in 2017 emitted 62 kilotonnes of sulfur oxide (SOx),
damaging the human respiratory system, acidifying the terrestrial and aquatic environment.

More than half of the 62 kilotons of sulfur oxide were reportedly produced by 47 vessels operated by Carnival Cruise Lines or its subsidiaries.

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