TED Talk a Day - Day 18: Inside the Secret Shipping Industry by Rose George

Here are my notes from Rose George's Inside the Secret Shipping Industry:

  • At a given time, there were 544 seafarers being held hostage, on ships, often anchored off of the Somali coast in plain sight
  • Shipping is as crucial to us as it’s ever been
  • Shipping brings us 90% of world trade
  • Shipping has quadrupled in size since 1970
  • Shipping is the greenest method of transport
  • The 15 largest ships pollute as much as all the cars in the world
  • Shipping noise has contributed to damaging the acoustic habitats of ocean creatures

Watching this video made me realize how much we don't stop and think about things. If we were willing to look beyond "surface-level" the world would be a better place.

Here's the talk.