"Shipping Industry Mulls Modest Steps to Slow Warming"

"The global shipping industry is poised to take steps this week to begin addressing its heavy role in warming the planet, signaling an important shift following years of recalcitrance on climate change.

The environmental committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency, is meeting in London this week to consider new rules that could snowball into meaningful efforts to slow global warming.

The round of talks follows a string of U.N. climate agreements struck during the past 12 months, including a landmark global climate pact negotiated in Paris in December and narrower agreements affecting the aviation and coolant industries during the last month."

John Upton reports for Climate Central October 24, 2016.

Source: Climate Central, 10/25/2016