Friday, May 14, 2010

It has been estimated that the spill is ten times worse that originally reported.

“Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.”
~Dave Foreman




The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be far worse that they have been telling us. According to a report published in the Huffington post, "...two reports published Thursday evening suggested that the amount of oil erupting into the Gulf may be far larger than first estimated. Experts who analyzed video of oil flowing out of a pipe on the seafloor told NPR that the "BP spill is already far larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska, which spilled at least 250,000 barrels of oil." It has been estimated that the spill is ten times worse that originally reported.
If the current estimates are correct the damage and lasting effects from the spill, yet to be contained, can last for decades and the people effected by the spill may never recover damages for their loss as a result of resistance by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska to increasing off shore liability for off shore spills to ten billion. She has had substantial contributions to her campaign from the oil industry. Just connect the dots. This disaster may very well turn the Gulf of Mexico into a dead sea and oil will slowly make its way around the tip of Florida to leave its impact on the east coast. Off shore drilling needs a second look.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

We are seeing now what many people around the world experience.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
~Albert Einstein


Oil Blow out in the gulf spewing between 200,000 and a million gallons a day of crude into the gulf of Mexico.


TED on the future of the planet. In light of the disaster taking place in the Gulf of Mexico how bad is it. Magnify the BP disaster by a hundred. Oil companies pump oil around the world and in many countries where there is little oversight and corrupt officials they pretty much do as they please. The environmental damage done goes mostly unseen. In places like the Nigerian Delta, and other parts of Africa the destruction of natural resources and the environment goes on unabated. We are seeing now what many people around the world experience.
Stephen Petranek talks about Earth and possible Armageddon