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Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by Blaine91555
It sounds like your a geologist??
Originally posted by Nogard2012
One thing that is weird about the Gulf of Mexico is its unusually circular shape
Like a huge impact crater 2500 kilometers in diameter, bigger than anything discovered on any planet.
Its probably the cause of the Permian Triassic extinction
What i am saying is could it still be an area of crustal weakness and thus under that oil theres only a thin layer of rock and below that the molten mantle.
If enough oil is removed then the roof of the reserve could collapse and cause the thin layer of rock between it and the mantle to destabilize and create a new volcano
If this is true then the only chance of stopping this is the relief wells.
but that could be in mid August
and then it will take months to stop it completely.
Not to mention a hurricane could delay that even more.
Originally posted by sjag9
Hey, all...just wanted to throw my 10 cents in here. Just for the record, I AM a geologist. That being said, I'm very, very certain that drilling into a batholith or pluton would almost certainly result in...nothing! The reason why nothing would happen is that all a batholith/pluton really is is a really big rock. At one time it was magma, but it cooled and turned into an igneous rock. If it was still molten it wouldn't be called a batholith or pluton, it would be called magma. So, I'm not quite sure what all the fuss over drilling into one is about other than a misunderstanding.
US President Barack Obama has called on his party and supporters to back a "new future" of clean energy.
Visiting areas affected by the BP oil spill, he said the full resources of government were being deployed, with 17,500 National Guard troops available.
In addition, the government had held preliminary conversations with BP about how to deal with compensation claims and expected that a mechanism would be agreed soon, the president said.
He announced measures to protect the Gulf seafood industry, and pledged that beaches in the area could and would be returned to their pristine condition within one or two years.
Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
Why is it that every disaster, manmade or natural, has fanatics calling this the one that will end the world?
Originally posted by SassyCat
About the nuke, here are some facts:
1. Chernobyl nuclear disaster causing extreme levels of radiation did not damage the wild life and the lush forest quickly took over the whole city. In fact, some animals (eg wolves) already find it as a safe heaven against poachers. Therefore the "evil radiation bla bla" argument is moot here.
2. You and Russians did so, so, many of those nuclear tests causing MAJOR damage, deaths, diseases and whatnot. In the name of killing. Now, in the name of PREVENTING death scientists are all of a sudden SCARED to use nuclear weapons? Yeah.... sure. Nuclear fallout? What about the fallout of so many tests on sea as well as on land, in the name of war?
3. Aside from relief wells that may or may not work, which also STILL depend on BP, there is no other option any more than to nuke it. So, even with the risk, the consequences of not doing it may outweigh consequences of a nuking it. I just don't know yet why is that Costner's magic machine not mentioned anywhere....
So the only real argument against the nuke is the fact that you don't really know what's going to happen. The radiation and fallout are predictable factors we're ALL already too much familiar with. When Chernobyl clouds swept over Europe we were evacuated and the radiation was dispersed to minimal amount and absorbed by land.
I love our planet and all the animals, and would not want to see that gulf, a safe-heaven for many animals go 99% DEAD because of black goo and poisonous gasses...
Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
reply to post by Lynzer
This seems to show a pretty good timeline of what the government and BP are doing about the spill.
The government is being secretive? Holy cheeseburgers batman, that's a shocker.
BP and the guvmint ****ed up. This is a monumental disaster (not a supervolcano *facepalm*) that so far, both parties are failing to handle efficiently. No wonder they don't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry reporting on the site to report back just how big of a lackluster job they're doing.
And yes, they're reasons to worry. But not because they just had some random epiphany that they drilled into a supervolcano and the world is doomed and OMG OMG OMG ****. The reason to worry is because an incredible amount of hazardous oil is rapidly ejecting into the Gulf of Mexico every day, jeopardizing the entire ecosystem and the economy of coastal states. /thread.
Keep thinking what you want. I stand by what I posted. I'll see this thread a year from now, continuing to mock the stupid levels of hyperbole and total lack of common sense displayed here.
[edit on 14-6-2010 by SaosinEngaged]