very nice catch!
very nice catch!
made me want olive oil & balsamic vinegar
BP has once done it again lol
is this how LOW the human race has gotten? So very few care for this planet
guilty one should be punished... severely
Not good :(
I love how everyone completely ignores the gang rape of our planet until there's like a oh fuck moment. And most of the outrage is from all the lost oil. You know it. Well, maybe not those that were directly affected by it, but yea.
Amazing Picture, Of such a sad event. RIP SeaLife.
Yes it is terrible and all I know, but I have to admit this is a freakin' awesome picture.
UGH !! killing the planet mercilessly !!
Cool, lava lamp surfing!
Orange Beach, Alabama, 90 miles from the spill, June 14 2010.
I'm making this a sticky post (no pun intended) for a while, until the problem begins to be resolved. I expect it will be up here a while.
UPDATE: the worst case fears have been confirmed - oil is leaking from ruptures on the sea floor, indicating that the pipe beneath the sea floor has burst. There is no realistic way this problem can be resolved. The Gulf of Mexico cannot be saved. All wildlife there will die and industry will be destroyed. It has been killed by the petroleum industry, and they must be made to pay.
UPDATE INFO: http://beforeitsnews.com/news/79/410/Video_-_Oil_Confirmed_to_Be_Leaking_from_Cracks_in_Sea_Floor.html
MORE UPDATE: an article from Mother Jones explaining more precisely why this problem is so insoluble (again, no pun intended): http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/06/worst-already-true-BP-well-now-unstoppable
MORE NEWS 6/17/2010: BP has effectively admitted that capping the well is impossible, as doing so could cause the entire well casing, and thus seafloor, to collapse, leading to an even worse problem. There is evidence that the well casing has already collapsed: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/06/bp-admits-that-if-it-tries-to-cap-leak.html
EVEN MORE NEWS 6/17/2010: A Republican congressman (Joe Barton, of TEXAS) HAS APOLOGIZED TO BP FOR OBAMA FORCING BP TO PAY FOR THE SPILL (you read that right).
The congressman later "apologized" for his apology: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37759828/ns/disaster_in_the_gulf/.
I suppose of BP CEO Tony Hayward ran over a baby in his Hummer that the Republicans would want the baby's family to pay to have the blood washed off.
06/17/2010: The GOP, in rushing to defend Barton, has called the oil spill a "natural catastrophe". This is not a "NATURAL" catastrophe any more than Chernobyl was. This is an environmental disaster caused by rich, well-connected incompetents. The GOP is now the GOBP - the Grand Old Bitch of Petroleum:
JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS ON 06/20: First, aerial photos from the Gulf - nightmarish: http://blog.ted.com/2010/06/aerial_photos_o.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TEDBlog+%28TEDBlog%29
Second, a clever cartoon on our conundrum with the oil lobby, or better yet why they think they can have their cake and eat it too: http://www.recombinantrecords.net/2010/06/07/the-problem/
UPDATE 06/20: Internal BP documents point to the leak being from 55,000 to 100,000 barrels per day. Let's recall that when the fire first happened BP claimed the leak was LESS THAN 1,000 BARRELS PER DAY.
Note: this may be a low estimate. Other scientists have claimed at least 120,000 barrels per day are spilling into the ocean: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/internal-bp-document-confirms-matt-simmons-worst-case-prediction-spill-rate-100000-barrels-d
Another update from 06/20: An Irish-Canadian journalist reports that the sea floor is coated with oil, killing crabs, shrimp, sea life and everything else down there. Oxygen levels measured in the water are low, and fish are being asphyxiated. This is right on the Alabama coast: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/oil-coating-seafloor-and-killing-fish-crabs-and-american-dream
Update from 06/21: An engineer on the Deepwater Horizon told the BBC that problems were detected with the blowout preventer weeks before the explosion. Also rig owner Transocean WAS MADE AWARE OF THIS ISSUE AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7842728/BP-oil-spill-leak-found-in-rig-weeks-before-blast.html
So now we know that BP knew there was a serious problem on the rig, and also knew that many times more oil was spilling into the ocean than they admitted (by a factor of maybe 100). Also their billionaire landlords Transocean are culpable. When will we have to apologize to them as well?
UPDATE 06/21: Turns out part of the problem may have been Halliburton's work on the well casing. Can we get them to open their deep pockets as well now? http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19762
MORE FROM 06/21: A study of the remarks of over 100 Republican congressmen show that Joe Barton's remarks accurately reflect how they think and vote - all the time: http://climateprogress.org/2010/06/21/sarah-palin-the-qwitterer-joe-barton-apology/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+climateprogress%2FlCrX+%28Climate+Progress%29&utm_content=Google+R
THERE IS NO MORE ROOM FOR THIS POST. I WILL CONTINUE UPDATING ABOVE AND TRY TO KEEP THIS ON THE FIRST PAGE
Horrible beauty, the gulf will never be the same We are killing this planet faster than we can save it. GREED SUCKS!
Now that's a high octane wave!