Once again... QUOTE ME where I've said the event "isn't that bad". Er wait, the entire premise of the thread is that it isn't as bad as you maniac doomonger 'Extinction Level Event' people are spewing. I just saw someone else in another thread saying that. Read the title of this thread: OILPOCALYPSE. Meanwhile there are multiple HOAX threads right now talking about there being evacuations of MILLIONS of people in FL, all sourced from nowhere, when there have never been mass evacuations because of an oil spill.
I've said there will be major immediate impact where directly hit by the oil. I've said there's probably 60,000 bpd spewing. Nope not good enough. You people have to have total destruction or else!
My comments in a thread about it being "no big deal" are relevent here:
Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Alright settle down everyone.
The OP is wrong in broadly stating that 'its no big deal', but is correct that in the long term there will be lackluster trace as proven by history:
Oil IS organic and goes away eventually via bacteria. What lasts the longest is tar (which bacteria still eats), which is only 6% of the crude content. 50% of the crude content evaporates in a relatively short time. A major portion of the stuff spewing is also Natural GAS, which totally evaporates. Additionally, crude oil isn't remotely as bad as as the used motor oil / automotive fluids that drips from EVERY vehicle and in larger volume than oil spills, averaged out over several years.
The truth is always in the middle, and in this case there is little long term damage yet tons of immediate damage where directly hit by various concentrations of the various compounds in crude. The fear / guilt mongers can't have it both ways. YES, where the oil slicks hit things WILL DIE. It WON'T be pretty. But this damage isn't permanent, nor will the entire Gulf or whatever be as damaged as the immediate area. The further the oil gets from ground zero the more it is diluted and separated chemically, yet everyone screams about it leaving the area, while screaming about it being in the area.
Personally, I stepped into the issue to better understand it, and as I've seen thru the many myths being spewed I've been attacked for challenging those myths. Honestly, it's all good fun for me but these sorts of malicious emotional tactics can push someone into taking a stance against those most irrational, and in my experience the past week its more been the guilt mongers who've been the most illogical and nasty.
But to respond to you more directly, have you read the entire thread herein? Did you miss the part where Texas took the hit from the Ixtoc and a month later a massive tanker crashed and dumped millions of gallons right in the Galveston Harbor? This thread is full of examples.
I even made an entirely new thread providing people like you 3 CHOICE case example regions to study to come back with data to show the world the long term effects of crude oil spills:
True impact of Oil Spills?
And people like you scattered hoping the thread would die and go away. Bring me the data! I've shown you the way! I even started the other thread Toxicitiy of crude oil, by percentage? hoping to get down to some real numbers of the amount of toxicity spewing percentage, that wont evaporate, to better understand the amount of 'nasty' we can expect to deal with, and that thread was withered away because getting down to some real numbers isn't what people like you want. You want people to not understand it, because if they do then they wont believe all of your fallacious fearmongering.
Or am I wrong, is your fearmongering true? SHOW US! Those 2 threads are the way to do it! But you won't. So should we interpret that as you being wrong? What else should it be interpreted as? What, you don't want to have some actual concrete numbers on the actual long term effects we should expect? You want it to be confusing? You want to be clueless other than just 'knowing' that its REAL BAD? While we're at it: Why do you want the oil spill to be maximum?
And while I'm at it this is relevant:
Originally posted by LittleSecret
[edit on 24-5-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]