Watch all the world’s ships move around the globe in mesmerizing detail

[Photo: Hasilyus/iStock]
[Photo: Hasilyus/iStock]

Excerpted from Fast Company:

At any given time, as many as 100,000 ships may be at sea, delivering iPhones from China to the U.S. or fish from Scotland to China. Roughly 90% of everything we buy arrives on a ship.  But the global climate deal made in Paris last November didn’t include cargo ships— despite the fact that shipping emits roughly as much climate pollution as the entire country of Germany (and more pollution than the 160 least-polluting countries to sign the agreement, combined).

International shipping—which touches 90% of everything we buy—is a major global polluter, and this interactive map makes it easy to understand why.



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