“The rich gazed at their superyachts, and decided they were not enough. The new breed of megayachts, which are at least 70 metres (230ft) in length, may be the most expensive moveable assets ever created.”
“First and foremost, owning a megayacht is the most polluting activity a single person can possibly engage in. Abramovich’s yachts emit more than 22,000 tonnes of carbon every year, which is more than some small countries. Even flying long-haul every day of the year, or air-conditioning a sprawling palace, would not get close to those emissions levels.
The bulk of these emissions happen whether or not a yacht actually travels anywhere. Simply owning one – or indeed building one – is an act of enormous climate vandalism.”
Apologies for the low resolution. It was a mobile ad and all I could get was a screenshot.
Nearly a fifth of all threatened freshwater species are affected by climate change, from impacts such as falling water levels, shifting seasons and seawater moving up rivers. Of the assessed species, 3,086 out of 14,898 were at risk of vanishing.
(shamelessly stolen from an imgur dump)
Ein Schiff mit Beinen läuft durch das Meer, vor ihm eine sandfarbene Bank auf einer kleinen Sandinsel Sprechblase vom Schiff her: "Käptn, wir drohen, auf eine Sandbank aufzulaufen!"
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