Factors that affect the environment pollution in Arctic due to cruise tourism
The impact of cruise tourism on environmental pollution in the Arctic is quite alarming. The Arctic region has been getting much attention recently. It’s a place of interest for scientists, explorers or just adventurers. Global warming sped up the melting of glaciers and ice sheets. Cruise tourism is also gaining popularity and attains a significant growth rate. The chances of environmental pollution are high with frequent visits of cruise ships and passengers. The region’s unexplored flora and fauna exist in a delicate ecosystem.
Marine water pollution is mainly due to graywater, sewage, bilge water, garbage or solid wastes, toxic wastes, and hazardous gases such as SOx, NOx, and black carbon generated by the main engine or power needed for hotel functions.
Impact of Cruise Tourism in the Arctic Sea
This fishbone diagram caters to visualize the ecosystem in the Arctic Sea that is under threat due to the damaging effects of industry, infrastructure, legislation, and geography. These are causing significant environmental pollution.
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