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Americans are sending one of their worst polluting ships to bring rich punters on a cruise to experience the environmental devastation of the Arctic.
The luxury cruise operator will use a ship that emits three times more CO2 per passenger per mile than a jumbo jet.
This ‘environmental disaster tourism’, which will be the first ever leisure cruise through the Northwest Passage, is for those wealthy few who wish to witness the effects of climate change first-hand.
Tickets for the 13-deck ship Crystal Serenity, run by Crystal Cruises, will cost between $20,000 and $44,000.
The 32-day holiday for a thousand prosperous customers will feature whales, walruses but “no guarantee” – says the company – of spotting a polar bear.
The 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity,
Popular Science has called the cruise “environmental disaster tourism”.
Research shows the carbon footprint of a cruise ship is triple that of a Boeing 747 – per passenger per mile.
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