Marine biologist Stephen Palumbi video tells us about the already stressed conditions of the oceans before the BP Oil Disaster.
Dr. Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute video tells us about his flight over the BP disaster area and his lecture on the state of crisis of world oceans is highly recommended.
I recently received this article and cannot determine who has written it but I fear that the situation of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could be much worse than we are led to believe by the mainstream media. So, it is better to error on the side of safety and get ahead of this problem. If it turns out to be not so awful the we can thank God - but if its impacts are seriously understated then DIY Food is the best way to be prepared.
As an inventor I have must make a contribution to a solution and my effort is Blogged at Deep Water Horizon Response.
The article below could have errors and I think it would be good to make corrections and so produce a statement that is as accurate as possible - but is still an "emotional statement" that is meant to get attention - a certain degree of fear is sometimes a healthy thing - since it can inspire action. - Sola Roof Guy
"Heard your mention of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and you (and most everyone else except maybe George Noory) are totally missing the boat on how big and bad of a disaster this is.
First fact, the original estimate was about 5,000 gallons (the correct quantity measured in Barrels) of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons (again, barrels is correct and the third party scientists have said the flow is from 20,000 to 100,000 barrels per day) a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week!
I'm engineer with 25 years of experience. I've worked on some big projects with big machines. Maybe that's why this mess is so clear to me.
First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This is right on the edge of what human technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. Take a moment to grasp the import of that. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it.
When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole some 5,000 feet under the ocean.
Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor, 5,000 feet down with a wrecked oil drilling rig sitting on top spewing 200,000 barrels (the correct quantity of release is discussed above) of oil a day into the ocean. Take a moment and consider that, will you!
First they have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? That operation alone would take years and hundreds of millions to accomplish. Then, how do you cap that hole in the muddy ocean floor? There just is no way. No way.
The only piece of human technology that might address this is a nuclear bomb. I'm not kidding. If they put a nuke down there in the right spot it might seal up the hole. Nothing short of that will work.
If we can't cap that hole that oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this problem?
We're so used to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big of a reservoir of oil is down there.
Not to mention that the oceans are critical to maintaining the proper oxygen level in the atmosphere for human life.
We're humped. Unless God steps in and fixes this. No human can. You can be sure of that !