January 25, 2013 (Sea Day)
This morning the guest at the “Good Morning Amsterdam” show was the onboard Acupuncturist who is from Australia.
Sandra Millikin’s lecture was on The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sandra showed slides of what they were and what we know about them. They also have influenced modern architecture. David Pasta lectured on,” What’s Coming-Global Warming or Global Cooling?” where he discussed how the earth’s temperature has been rising and the melting of the polar ice. From his data points it appeared that it was possible that this might just be a normal cycle. He did agree though that more than 80% of scientists studying this field believe that there is some degree of global warming and that man has played a part in it.
The ships Safety, Environmental and Health officer Andrew gave a talk on how the ship leads the industry in preserving the environment. The ship recycles everything possible. They are only allowed to release water from the vessel, which has been cleaned to a certain standard and only when out to sea and not in any port. Food waste is ground up and discharged into the ocean. Some paper waste is incinerated while plastic, glass, aluminum and other items are recycled at ports where they can be properly handled. The ship is able to create its own drinking water from salt water for use onboard the ship.
The show this evening was a variety show with Jack Mayberry and David Howes who have both performed previously.