Greenpeace’s “Making Oil History Tour”- Courtesy Of Diesel Engines
Greenpeace have launched their “Making Oil History“ tour, sending the Rainbow Warrior around New Zealand to spread the message and talk about the “clean energy future”:
However, while the Rainbow Warrior has sails it is also dependent on diesel engines for “bad weather conditions”!
Bad weather conditions? Well, fair enough I hear you say.
But it does not end there! The manufacturer’s spec also states:
The ship has the capacity to carry and launch inflatable boats in tough weather conditions. It also has a helicopter landing facility. The oceanic vessel is equipped with the latest in electronic navigation, sailing and communications equipment.
The ship was built to meet strict environmental demands and as a result the heat generated from the engine is recycled to heat the cabins and the used water is treated and purified by a biological system.
I think it is reasonable to assume that the helicopter won’t be wind propelled. And I doubt very much whether the electronic navigation, sailing and communications equipment will be either.
And just where the crew will get their heating and fresh water from without using those diesel engines is a puzzle that would confound even Mr Rubik!
If the silly little greenies want to play Captain Cook down under, that is up to them. But please stop pretending that you can do so without oil.