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September 5, 2018 8:06 pm Published by

Ship & Shore Says

New York Times Magazine

The following is an opinion editorial by Ship & Shore Environmental

On August 1, 2018, the New York Times Magazine delved into a topic of great interest and relevance to us here at Ship & Shore Environmental. Nathaniel Rich’s “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” was an eye-opening statement about something we have all known about for years and is witnessed by everyone living now – our planet needs saving and the climate needs changing.

The magazine was a two-part  issue tracking the efforts of American scientists, activists and politicians to raise awareness of the ongoing climate crisis and how close they came to solving it. This detailed and captivating narrative outlined events dating back from 1979 to 1989, a period of time where significant measures towards climate change should have been implemented.


“Although there may be borders, walls, and delineations here on the ground, there are no physical boundaries separating our air,” says Ship & Shore President & CEO, Anoosheh Oskouian. Essentially, all the air pollutants being emitted at an industrial manufacturing plant in China (for example) will affect people in Europe the same way it affects us here in America. There has to be a happy medium between the proliferation of the manufacturing industry while keeping our air clean.

aftermath of the California fires

In the NY Times issue, climate scientist James Hansen acknowledged the idea of “negative emissions,” or in other words, “extracting more carbon dioxide from the air than we contribute to it.” This is where Ship & Shore fits in. Our equipment and technology are engineered and designed specifically to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from manufacturing facilities. We may have started out as a small company, but we are constantly developing our technology so that it can do grand things on a global scale. As a global company, Ship & Shore engineers, salespeople, and team members are slowly but surely addressing pollution concerns in relevant industries with the mindset to create cleaner air and a greener environment.

We believe in the idea that there has to be a solution to keeping the manufacturing industry alive while also ensuring the planet does not dig a deeper hole for itself. That solution is pollution abatement companies, such as Ship & Shore Environmental, all working towards a greater purpose. “Human nature has brought us to this place; perhaps human nature will one day bring us through” (NY Times).

“It all starts with a personal commitment from each human to live better than we did yesterday and live consciously. The burden of responsibility lies with us now, we can no longer blame the rich, the poor, the government, or our neighbors – action must start at every level” (Oskouian).

Thirty years ago, we had the chance to save the planet. But thirty years ago, we didn’t have thermal oxidation technology and solutions as highly developed as we do now. We will use those thirty years of missed opportunities and apply the lessons learned towards a better and cleaner environment for generations to come.

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO)

The Solution: Example of a Ship & Shore Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), a unique technology that controls and destroys pollution emissions generated from manufacturing facilities producing VOCs.
Photograph by Ship & Shore Environmental

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