This is the worst oil disaster I have ever known, all in the name of materialistic greed. This is a perfect example of the kind of consequences the evil effects of conventional energy extraction and use and overzealous profit hunger have on the delicate oceanic environment. Never mind global warming, when all the oceans are polluted with oil, it won't matter any more anyway. I have never known such frustration watching all the failed attempts to stop this unleashed genie of ecological death and how incredibly stupid it was to drill at such vast depths far beyond the safe limits of today's technological capability in the first place. Now science, like in so many science fiction movies, has unleashed a massive toxic monster into a watery world already beset by multiple ecological problems and extinctions. Obviously, desperately needed is alternative energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydrogen technology which could never create the immense, unforgivable catastrophe now occurring in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nearly every year there is a major oil spill somewhere in one of the world's oceans resulting in catastrophic environmental damage. This page provides a history of most of the major oil spills destroying the quality and productivity of the world's oceans.