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Cargo Ships Are Creating Sea Lightning

A massive ship that cruises the vast oceans creating intense lightning storms might sound like something out of a particularly cool Dungeons & Dragons campaign, but recent research into the effects of cargo ship exhaust on sea lightning shows that it’s not a fantastical idea at all. It is, however, particularly uncool for the environment. According to a story in Science, a study published in Geophysical Research Letters has shown that major oceanic shipping lanes can experience twice the amount of lightning strikes compared with surrounding waters.
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