(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: What will it take to implement a cruise ship plan?

It makes no sense to cater to the most environmentally degrading aspects of tourism while also aspiring to prevent the accelerating destruction of our local and planetary health. What will it take to implement a plan, now, to slow cruise ship tourism way down? Our glacier to melt completely?

Cruise ships are some of the largest ships in the world and studies have shown that one cruise ship releases a carbon footprint greater than 12,000 cars. Cruise ships are also a major source of pollution in the marine environment.

Emily Kane