U. S. government and B. P. are now snagged in the most devastating "technology trap" to ever occur. The worst oil spill in U. S. history threatens to destroy not only the livelihoods of everyone along the Gulf Coast, but also their health and sanity. And if all this were not bad enough, hurricane season starts around June 1st. Just one hurricane could blow vast amounts of oil inland and severely disrupt any further efforts to stop this horrific catastrophe, and because of global warming, the Atlantic ocean is now warmer than it has ever been, which could mean even larger and more numerous hurricanes.
If this well is never capped, it could last for decades, poisoning not only the entire Gulf of Mexico, but also the Atlantic and the entire coastline from Mexico to Florida to Canada. Deep sea oil drilling now scares the hell out of me, especially after seeing the kind of complex ROV technology one has to use to try to stem such a leak and especially after seeing just how much oil, gas and water pressure one has to contend with at those depths. Pictures of the oil and gas gushing out of those broken pipes deep underwater remind me of an evil gene gone mad unleashed to kill all that is good in the world. To mess with nature like this is completely unacceptable.
We need to permanently ban all deep sea oil drilling everywhere from now on, if this planet is to survive. I am following closely "progress" on capping this dangerous spill, but being constantly disappointed and increasingly concerned. If this catastrophe cannot be stopped, it could be the end of the world as we know it as vast amounts of vital natural ocean resources and coastal wetlands are completely destroyed forever. To begin with, I have always been dead against the production of and usage of petroleum (dirty) forms of fuel or energy anyway. Now this awful thing happens, underscoring one of the many devastating side-effects of fossil fuel extraction and usage I have been concerned about all along. So, naturally, I am doubly angry and will urge all petroleum consumers and government officials throughout the world to end this widespread and disgusting habit of depending too much on fossil fuels!
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Posted by Shaktivirya at 10:34 PM