Monday, June 21, 2010

Multiply the oil spill by 12 to get an idea of the disaster we are in

The oil disaster has the potential to change the world.

From The Guardian
"BP's out-of-control well will go on spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the next two years or more if all attempts to contain or plug the gusher fail, oil industry experts said today.
The estimates, based on new figures supplied by BP's chief executive, Tony Hayward, during seven contentious hours of testimony to Congress on Thursday, suggest the potential environmental and economic devastation would far outstrip the damage done so far by the ruptured well, which has been spewing for 60 days."
We are at 60 days and two years is 730 days.

This is the latest map of the disaster - times that map by 12 and you begin to see the extent of the horror awaiting us. And remember this is the surface - under the water giant underwater plumes hold the majority of the oil.

What will happen to the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico? What happens when the oil gets out into the Atlantic Ocean? What the hell type of hell have we unleashed?

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