A container ship toppling over.(gremlin/Getty)
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This article was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of Climate Desk.
Thousands of cargo ships cross the oceans every single day, carrying everything from cars and clothing to plastic pellets and garden gnomes while their giant engines pump greenhouse gases into the air.