reply to post by Digital_Reality
OK. I didn't believe that this leak was real, but if it is then let me be the first to point out the very very bad worst case scenario!
If this oil is leaking from the sea bottom, and if there are now 3 leaks, and if the pressure of 5000 feet of ocean is pressing into this reservoir
and displacing the oil, and the oil is coming to the surface. Then we are screwed?!?!? I better take my boys to see Destin while it still exists!
Imagine billions and billions of oil coming to the surface and covering the entire Gulf of Mexico? No more Cancun, Cozumel, Destin, Pensacola,
Galveston, New Orleans, etc.
The fact that they haven't stopped it, and that it isn't just one leak, now forces us to consider the worst case scenario! What if they cannot stop
At this point, any small hurricane, or even rough seas could undo their containment plan. A major Hurricane would spread the oil over the entire Gulf
and inland into fresh water. If the entire Crude Oil Reservoir that they were tapping is now being displaced by sea water, imagine 1 foot of Crude
floating from the Bahamas to the Caribbean to the Yucatan and up the Mississippi?
This could be the worst Natural Disaster in the history of mankind. Worse than Chernobyl! It could affect everything from world fish supplies to
migrating birds and butterflyes. Whales, shipping, gas prices, industry, tourism, sea turtles, and literally millions of other sources of
sustenance/livelihood and life!
Imagine no more Monarch butterflyes in this world! Imagine no more Manatees, Sea Turtles, etc. Imagine the Billions and Billions of dollars of
worthless beachfront development! Imagine the jobs lost, and the migration of people northward looking for work. WOW!