This is why enviros are absurd: the Clemenceau will be returned to France, but there will still be asbestos on board, and it will still need to be scrapped. Every vessel over the age of 40 has the stuff, as well as virtually every building of the same vintage.
This is why leftist cause-makers are sadistic: they want other people to change their lives to match their irrational fears, and engage in endless attention-seeking behaviour.
In the mean time, a BBC announcer referred to the 26 000 tonne vessel as “26 000 tons of toxic waste”, when the vessel itself isn’t made entirely out of Asbestos, and fails to mention just how common Asbestos removal is.
But to them, we’re the stupid “sheeple” that need saved from own common sense, and we really don’t need to know that. There's someone out there that finds virtue in building false outrage about the asbestos being worse that the Ebola virus, while someone out there cranks out YET ANOTHER fake alarming report that total collapse due to global warming will come even sooner than we thought. It's like a “steady drip” of coersive information that would make Goebbels proud.
Sooner or later they’re going to have to start revising historical baseline data to convince people (starting with school children) that environmental armageddon has already happened so that the press can keep cranking out "reports".
Oh yeah, and by the by... They're go after industries, nations, and world views, or whatever feels good - but the've got it all wrong. They're after the wrong people:
Soy fuels war.