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Originally posted by brutalsun
So tell me Kaydyr80, you are so upset by this extinction event unfolding before your very eyes... what are YOU doing about it? Have you packed up the kids and made a break for higher ground? Have you taken time off of work and instead of a vacation, you've volunteered time and helped clean up some of the polluted beaches? No, you're on the computer crying about the world ending.
It's simple, crap or get off the pot.
I hear this hold hands, lovey dovey, earth mother tripe, but I have yet to actually see any of you fools on the beach picking up tarballs or dead birds. It sums up the hippy movement for me... all talk, no go. You want to make a difference? DO SOMETHING. Talk is cheap.
Originally posted by kadyr80
Since my original post was removed due to my implied choice of words, I figured I would try to fix my mistake.
I take this event very seriously and it is deeply angering that there are people out there, especially people on ATS, that think this oil spill is no big deal, that it will just go away, or that the earth will just bounce back from it.
Those people are simply wrong. Its so blatant that this is rapidly becoming the worst oil event in the seas that the earth has ever known. Ever.
It is an extinction level event that quite possibly is already eradicating species from the Gulf's waters and is spreading by the day.
There are several posts and posters on here now that simply defy reason and respect for our home. How so many people can be so utterly possessed of apathy and disregard for the environment's well being is beyond my understanding.
Everything on this world is connected and whether we admit it or not, this spill is going to affect everyone. There is no limit to the devastation this will end up causing to our world or even to us.
Most likely, this leak is unfixable. It could leak for long after all of us are dead and gone. It might go on to kill all life in the seas and worst case scenario, most life on earth through events it could set into motion.
It's hard to make this post without being gripped by anger at the enemies of our planet and feeling the need to lash out at them, but the rest of us need to band together against those whose sit idly by while the earth dies, or choose to try to profit from it, like our finnish friend and JW, etc.
It doesn't matter the cause of this leak, whether accidental or TPTB, or if it is in the Gulf of Mexico or China, what amtters is that it is a truely horrible event with very dire portents. It is something that deserves to be given the respect it deserves. Just like our home, planet Earth.
That's quite apart from the fact that oil ifeeding microbials are now growing exponentially with all the oil they have to progenate huge colonies and there is also a risk that extremophiles from 60-100 million years ago, the oil companies thought easy to deal with by using a fairly closed system into refinery processing to kill them off in the crude oil, but of course now millions of gallons are escaping into free ocean to happily colonise, there is a huge presence of CDC operatives and that is a reason why they are there, modern oil feeder microbe's and the risk of extremophiles which haven't been seen topside the planet for millions of years, now also colonising exponentially and the god's themselves knows what that could lead to, next will be huge microbial blooms springing up all over the place.