This is CNN? Yes, the
self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in news” recently posted the following on
(CNN) -- You may have seen kite-surfers in action, harnessing the
power of the wind to pull them over the sea. Now imagine the same concept
applied to a 1,000-square-meter kite, flying 300
meters above the water – only instead of towing a surfer across the waves, it’s
helping to propel a colossal cargo ship across the ocean.
That’s the basic idea behind the Seawing, a
technology being developed by French company Airseas, which it says could help
cargo ships reduce their fuel consumption, and cut their carbon emissions by an
average of 20%.
Two engineers at the French aerospace company
Airbus came up with the idea in 2016, launching Airseas to further develop the
technology. After years of research, they are currently testing the kite on a
cargo ship traveling between France and the US.
Powered predominantly by fossil fuels, the
shipping industry accounts for around 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions,
according to the International Maritime Organization.
And, sadly— yet humorously-- the
post went on from there.
Um, 20% of 3% is sixth-tenths
of one percent. Not a big reduction (in supposedly detrimental) carbon
emissions. Especially in light of certain inconvenient truths…and
inconveniences. First off, how is the giant kite suspended 300 meters above the
water controlled? And what if there is no wind?
Ah, well, soon enough it won’t
matter. If global elites get their way, nations—at least Western ones-- won’t
have anything to ship. There will be no farms and no food, other than lab-grown
substances and insects, that is. And we will have put the kibosh on the use of fossil
fuels like coal and oil.
Most folks at CNN probably do not
care for the likes of Magellan, Amerigo Vespucci, or Christopher Columbus.
Which is now a bit ironic since CNN
appears to have discovered…the sailboat.
The “most trusted name in news”