This isn't only going to effect the gulf,it's going to keep spreading around everywhere until they stop the flow.
I can't help but wonder what kind of tectonic effects will occur from the rapid venting of this oil,I would suspect that the pressures involved are a
result of sea water pushing down on the sea floor,a sea floor slump maybe?,tsunami?.
I live on the east coast of florida,the environment has been stressed nearly to the limit here for some time.When this hits,it will shut the entire
economy down,and a lot of people who cannot afford groceries,but can afford a fishing license,won't be able to eat,the lackluster tourism of the past
few years wil be gone completely.
Gonna end up like Somalia and a some other african countries,where the only way to feed your people is to steal it from passing ships,because the
environment has been so utterly destroyed by oil rigs and the oil industry.
I figure these things have probably been discussed in this thread already,please excuse me if they were.
[edit on 11-5-2010 by chiponbothshoulders]