Originally posted by ofhumandescent
...this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, BP (and other large corporations) really don't care about the earth, or the people who live upon this
planet. All they care about is profit and power.
I grew up on the Gulf, dead in the middle of the oil-drilling and oil-refining upper Texas coast, near Louisiana, and I can tell you this about the
oil corporations: They know more about the Earth, its biomes and its life processes than do any of us
, environmentalists included.
I can also tell you that, if crude oil leakage was a catastrophic threat to the marine environment, then our oceans would have been dead zones a
hundred million years ago, long before humankind ever evolved. Crude oil and methane and all sorts
of raw chemistry NATURALLY
into the world's oceans through fissures in the crust and has done so, nonstop, for millions and millions of years.
Raw and toxic Earth chemistry has shaped
the evolution of the marine environment since before the first single-celled organisms came into
Consider, for instance, the so-called "black smokers" of the ocean abyss... These are volcanic vents of superheated water and the foulest, most
toxic natural chemistry imaginable — including the very toxic hydrogen sulfide
, which is deadly to almost all
forms of life on
Earth. This poison makes crude oil seem like koolaid.
The "black smokers" have belched forth their evil concoctions, uncontrolled and uncapped, for untold millions
of years — for so long, in
fact, that Life evolved to not only deal with these extreme temperatures and toxins, but to thrive
on them. The "black smokers" are host to
some of the most incredible living creatures found on our planet — creatures that eat hydrogen sulfide
and like it
But this is no secret. The oil industry knew, many decades ago, that there are microbes that thrive in raw crude, drawn up from the primordial
depths. The oil industry knew about extremophiles long before
the discovery of "black smokers"... The oil industry knew that crude
oil degrades upon exposure to sea water and sunlight and air, and that there are
microbes in our environment that consume
assisting and accelerating its decomposition and resorption.
These creatures exist because they evolved
in an environment of constant crude oil leakage, over millions of years.
why neither BP nor the oil industry nor the federal government are terribly excited about the Deepwater Horizon
addition to countless
natural crude oil leaks in the Earth's crust, there are 714 active oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, and every one of
leaks crude oil.
In point of fact, every year
some 370 million gallons of oil enters the world's oceans, and it goes unreported. There's no hysteria,
there's no environmental apocalypse
, there are no headlines. For comparison, the Deepwater Horizon
oil leak has released only about
111 million gallons of crude in three months.
So why haven't we heard the great wailing and gnashing of teeth before
the Deepwater Horizon
It's because this administration, in collusion with the Global Green Agenda, has CHOSEN
the Deepwater Horizon
incident as its new
poster child for Cap & Trade, Carbon Taxation, and all manner of other new and draconian environmental policies — even though they KNOW the crude
oil leak IS NOT
a particular threat to the environment. It just looks nasty
, mainly, which is enough to frighten the envirotards out
there into willing compliance.
The manmade global warming hoax
has failed miserably, so they're going to use Deepwater Horizon
to put their environmental
policy reforms on the fast track.
For which YOU
will foot the bill. In short, we're going to get screwed royally, but now they're using a petroleum lubricant.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 7/4/2010 by Doc Velocity]