60 square mile oil slick covers gulf of mexico
Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:17 PM
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:19 PM
Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:23 PM
Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:31 PM
They dont care how much life is lost
and even with profits being lost also
no one really cares yet.
When we stop the acceptance of uncontrolled growth of big business profits
being more important than lives and quality of life
only then will earth's cancer be cured
and only then can we evolve
but even if we did make molotov's
we share responsibility for where we are,
so where would we throw them?
who is really to blame?
Better to search exhaustively for solutions
before resorting to revolution
but i share your disgust and anger
and hope for evolution rather then revolution
but the leak is still leaking and humanity will realize the true cost of oil
when it poisons our food and water and children
and sadly, only being on the brink
will force us to evolve.
Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:24 PM
Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:50 PM
Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given ...
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:55 PM
Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:31 PM
they will keep doing it till we (as a people) stop paying them to continue
problem is most people would rather pay the hidden costs to the enviroment and life in general than pony up now for clean technology
nothing will change till the people change
People don't change until they hurt enough to have to change. So far not enough people are hurting from oil to make them want to change. A recent poll of Americans showed that 60 % are still in favor of offshore drilling!
The earth will repair herself, but many creatures are going to suffer in the mean time. If mankind has a collective karma, we are all in a lot of trouble!
Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:18 PM
its a wait for judgement type of event
they basically let an oil resevoir drain into the ocean
the only limit on how much oil is coming out is the pressure underground
and the size of the pipe
the pressure underground must be high for the oil to be flowing as fast as it is on that video
under a mile of water
evolution in action
only the strong survive
ppl think environmentalism is for the earth
its actually for us
the earth used to be a ball of molten rock
it can come back
dunno that we can
Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:13 PM
Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:12 PM
sux too. we won't be having any good gulf shrimp or seafood anywhere in the near future. damn...
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:53 AM
Oil from ruptured rig spreads toward Florida
Larry Schweiger, the president of the National Wildlife Federation, told the hearing that BP had failed to disclose the results from its tests of chemical dispersants. He also accused the company of trying to withhold video showing the true magnitude of the leak.
“The federal government should immediately take over all environmental monitoring, testing and public safety protection from BP,” he said. “The Gulf of Mexico is a crime scene and the perpetrator cannot be left in charge of assessing the damage.”
Oil spill surpasses worst-case scenarios
Hurricane season may make spill worse
Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:53 PM
BP to continue using dispersant on spill
By GREG BLUESTEIN (AP) – 47 minutes ago
COVINGTON, La. — BP PLC says it's going to stick with the main chemical dispersant it's been using to fight the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, despite directions from the Environmental Protection Agency to use a less toxic agent.
BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles says the chemical dispersant, called Corexit 9500, remains "the best option for subsea application."
He says that tests show Corexit was among the most effective agents at dispersing the oil. And he said Corexit was the only dispersant available immediately and at great enough quantities to be used on the spill.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, members of Congress and environmental groups have raised questions about the dispersants, which are being shot into the oil plume thousands of feet beneath the sea.
The EPA didn't immediately respond to e-mails seeking further comment Saturday.
a pdf of BP's actual response to the EPA is available at http://www.epa.gov/b...ispersants.html
I saw the epa director herself say that there were less toxic dispersants available and that BP should start using them
BP comes back and says "hey, we are already using the least toxic dispersant available"
meanwhile the oil continues to gush
the aura of incompetence grows larger and more painful to behold
i think they need to start discussing maybe firing a torpedo at the hole
maybe cause an earth slide that pinches that pipe shut?
or something more proactive and potentially helpful
than bs back and forths about bs dispersants that really do nothing to fix the real problem
Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:29 PM
Dumping chemicals blindly into the ocean like this has to be the one of the biggest mistakes I can see human kind making in a long time...because we all know that if it effects life underneath the surface of the oceans, no matter how far down, it will effect ALL life. Definitely angers me.
Not that humans haven't been doing it, but this is such a large quantity and right by the gulf stream.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:50 PM
Here's live video feed of BP's "Top Kill" , heavy fluid / mud solution.
Please God/Godess/Creator stop this spill.
Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:23 AM
I'm so glad not to see oil and gas rushing out into the ocean, for now. They say the challenge will be to keep it that way...