Originally posted by nobodysavedme
I don't understand.
I really don't understand.
Could somebody explain why such a big deal,about a few barrels of oil in a gigantic sea?
Well since most of us here wont take the trouble I'll give this a go and clarify things for you...
I mean the volume of oil is 0.00000000000000000000000000000001% of the total sea volume.
Actually you can take a couple of zero's away after the dot...
How will it effect me?
Its gonna hit american economy, destroying the fishing industry of the gulf... like... COMPLETELY!!! when american economy is hit, your job will
inevitably feel the effects (to what degree is the real question here)
I mean bigger NATURAL disasters have happened but all we hear is about some oil.
No actually this counts as one of, if not, THE BIGGEST. BTW its not a natural disaster its man made, and unlike typical natural disasters, the effect
of this spill will influence nature
in a devastating way, eventually reaching all the way up to the UK...
This must have happened before.
Not on this scale it hasn't. or maybe it has...
check the date...
It will simply disperse.
But not before killing ALL life in the gulf.
We don't need to do anything.
lets rephrase... we CANT do anything.
People talk about animals being killed by oil.So what?
Do you work for BP?
We kill a billion animals every day for food?
Yup we do, we dont destroy their natural habitat every day (wich coincidentialy happens to be linked to our own natural habitat)
We cook ,we roast,we slice and dice them...we cook crabs alive.
We behead chickens and goats and ducks and cows and bulls.
What is the big deal?
In fact... you dont need to go out and buy oliveoil anymore since the wildlife caught in the gulf wont stick to your frying pan... YAY
People talk about environmental damage.
Will mountains collapse?
Will cliffs fall. Will ships sink?
Nope, what will happen is that when you want to go fishing with your grandson, you wont catch any fish in the GOM. When you want to teach your
grandson how to raise some crops, you'll have to stay away from the gulf aproximately 300 miles all the way around since nothing will grow there
anymore (wich also means any part of the foodchain dependant on veggies will die off wich can cause the entire regional foodchain to collapse..)
Essentially it'll be a deadzone
It will disperse.So stop all this nonsense for the sake of a few sunbathers and tourists.
You're right here.... in about 50 years... Try looking up the aftermath of the exxon valdez spill... they STILL have oil in the ground, enough to
stain your hand and clothes when digging in the soil...
You do know oil is bad food for anything green?
We should concentrate our attention on the War on Terror which is the most important war as it effects everyone of us , instead of letting
these liberals and namby pamby environmentalists divert us.
Are you serious? maybe it really is a waste of time to respond....
[edit on 16/7/2010 by faceoff85]