Saving The Planet from one burned match

Very funny story was published by industry media outlets on Aug 21-22, and I have no doubts, that other industry media will published it, also. It’s a story of a big, and very important, event, which will take place on Sep 4-7 in Hamburg, called SMM 2018 – Follow the Wind. What’s all about? It’s about saving Mother Earth, of course. It’s “a great opportunity to explore some of (new) wind propulsion solutions and visit exhibiting companies that are using 21st century technology to drive the reintroduction of clean, predictable maritime wind propulsion systems”.
Where is the fun? Here:

“Bound4Blue asserts that, ‘by installing b4b’s wingsail system on a medium-sized tanker we would save up to 2,300 tonnes of fuel and the associated 7,200 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to the emissions of 2.450 cars. If we reach only 1% of global fleet, 4 million tons of CO2 would be saved, the equivalent to 1.3 million cars.’ Bound4Blue is currently building two wingsails to be installed in early 2019 on a 40m longliner fishing vessel owned by OR.PA.GU and on a converted Bulk Carrier”.

Now, I invite everyone enjoying a good laugh to listen to this:
It’s a lecture, given by Nobel Laureate in Physics Dr. Ivar Giaever. As many other prominent scientists, he’s fed up with “Global Warming Theory”, and in his speech, gave an astounding illustration (one of many) of “Global Warming Theory” lies and groundless assumptions.
Imagine a small hall or a living room, some 15×15 meters. Make it proportional to a global atmosphere. And finally, try to figure out, how many matches you’ll have to burn to emit in your room, proportionally, as much CO2, as all 750 million cars of the world emit it. The answer is, all cars in the world will have to emit CO2 during 3 years non-stop, to be equal, proportionally, to CO2 emitted by one burned match. Will one match, burned in 3-year interval, turn your apartment into a greenhouse? Try it. Make your own experiment. As Dr. Ivar Giaever put it, we simply don’t comprehend the greatness of the Earth and its’ atmosphere.

For legislative and law-enforcement bodies, both international and national, “Global Warming Theory” is an excellent opportunity to grab more power over global economy. For industrial bodies working in engineering and production, “Global Warming Theory” scheme is an excellent business opportunity to get more profits and move into new, however unnecessary, markets, created by Fighting Climate Change policy. For global economy, including shipping, “Fighting Climate Change” is a senseless, criminal waste of tremendous resources, with absolutely unpredictable negative results. Combined with all other crazy spendings of recent, from migration support to military buildup, it will inevitably push mankind into global crisis, which will dwarf Great Depression and all other crises, combined.



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.