reply to post by Ulala
This is a global problem.
It is spelled greed.
And while I'm inclined not to argue with you because you really write well.
I think your wrong and making general assumptions is dangerous.
My husband and I share one car and it is a small one and gets very good gas mileage. Our one car is ten years old.
Yes going to work, most Americans about 50% on any given day drive around one person per hugh SUV Monster machine.
But, American's are learning - and this incident will further shape future thought processes the world over.
I can't defend my fellow Americans because compared to the rest of the world we have been more spoiled but that is also changing as our middle class
is being dismantled.
And while Americans do currently consume more oil then the rest of the world India and China both still a have hugh population problem. If they
become "spoiled" with consumerism fever I shutter to think the effects this will have planet wide.
This "oil spill" could very well mean disastrous consequences, far reaching and very serious.
It's just not any old common oil spill.
We have hit an artery.
I was in nursing and once you get someone in ER that has hit an artery, time is precious and if you can't stop the bleeding death follows.
Same analogy, we have hit a deep artery, the jugular vein if you will.
I have a feeling that if this isn't stopped soon, it's going to spread, whats more, if there is a serious fracture on the ocean floor, we could end
up with a cauldron the size of about half our country.
Why the many threads on this "simple oil spill".
It's not your common ordinary "oil spill".
The possible consequences, most people are just now starting to get a inkling of what could and might very well happen.
This all could have been prevented, it did not have to happen but it did because we, the common person allowed profit and greed to rule us.
And this isn't just America's problem, this is a global problem, both the oil when the Gulf current carries it further up near where you are
One thing the map above doesn't show is that the currents intermingle at various points so eventually this gunk is going to cross over into other
Get over it.
No, sorry my planet, my home my mother has been violated.
This did not have to happen and closing windows isn't going to help.
While you are very well written, you are insensitive, heartless and do not see the big picture.
This is not a simple oil spill.
From a geological aspect this could very well be a significant event.
Time will tell and my gut feeling since day one has been a bad one.
They're not going to plug up this sucker or clean this up anytime soon. I won't even go into the loss of sealife, there's not enough time or space
This "event" will affect all of humanity for awhile, if we're lucky.
Why are so many people upset?
Things must change and soon or we risk becoming another extinct species.
We have got to figure out cleaner alternative methods for energy and we must learn to share and not allow a select few to sit down at the table and
cut themselves 3/4 of the pie, leaving 1/4 for everyone else to fight over.
People are starting to wake up and realize if humanity is to survive, he must grow up and right now, time is not on our side.
[edit on 16-6-2010 by ofhumandescent]