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The Worst Oil Spills In History (Summed Up In 1 Photo)

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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Sometimes its hard to picture the difference between gallons, barrels, and tons.

This image is a good visualization of how much oil was spilled during the major spills here on earth.



that size is rather hard to view, click HERE for the full-size version.


While the horizon is a tragedy, I think the we and the earth as a whole will survive.

Earths taken a lot worse and bounced back, so to those people whom seem to think this spill means the death of all sea creatures, you can just breathe deep now (or be even more terrified at the scale of early spills ha)



[edit on 7/26/2010 by Alaskan Man]




posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 09:57 PM
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This is a very interesting photo, and gives many other incidents to refer back to. Thanks for sharing!



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:07 PM
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Umm.. You're basing this on a photo and information supplied by the IPOTF?? They give you data based on what the oil companies tell them..

So, if BP or whomever says they only spilled 30 gallons of oil, they slap a little dot on that photo and deliver it to us as fact.

This is nearly as ridiculous as believing that the video feeds they show us are ALL there is to see.. Nevermind the man behind the curtain!!

Pictures like this are what you get when you let the perp dictate the crime scene and shame on anybody for accepting it as absolute truth just because they tell us so.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:08 PM
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double post, sorry

[edit on 26-7-2010 by Ouroborus2012]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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In the Iraq war he set the oil on fire so that really could not be called a spill. A massive waste by burning oil at the well heads yes.

Ixtoc was 3 million barrels.
en.wikipedia.org...
Deepwater Horizon 4 million barrels.
en.wikipedia.org...
Gulf war spill Government est. 4 - 6 million barrels Private researcher est. 2- 3 millin barrels.
en.wikipedia.org...

The largest leak ever recorded was Lakeview Gusher lasting 18 months and releasing 9 million barrels.
en.wikipedia.org...

Heres a list on wiki of oil spills and there size.
en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 26-7-2010 by JBA2848]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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so where do you get your information on past spills then?

please link some sources.


if your gonna bash something, provide the information to back up your claim.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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good point



(sorry no second line)



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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I thought the recent oil spill was a lot more than 68,000 tons. If the data is correct though, it really does put it in perspective. However, can we really trust the data given?



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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It's called human intuition...

And I don't go looking for "facts" to help ease my mind because the truth is, we will NEVER get the facts about this spill or any spill as long as we allow the perps to own the crime scene... end of story



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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i knew it wasnt that big of a deal, everybody wants to make it seems like its the worst thing thats ever happend.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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You dishonour your name well that song anyways with a statement like that.

no big deal.....how did you get desensitized?

[edit on 26-7-2010 by Your_Number_One_Fan]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:51 PM
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414,000–1,186,000 tonnes are the estimates for the Deepwater Horizon, so would put at the top of the list.



[edit on 26-7-2010 by greenfruit]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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Whether purposefully or not this image is a little misleading.

Everything except the Gulf spill is labeled in Tonnes. The actual number on the image should be closer to 75,000; assuming I've done my math right.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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there is a plus sign (+) at the end of the number, hard to say what day this was made on, could have been while the spill was still occurring.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by Alaskan Man
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could have been while the spill was still occurring.

That's what I assumed originally; I'm talking about a small difference in units of measure.

I have no doubt that the number is likely higher.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by eNumbra
Whether purposefully or not this image is a little misleading.

Everything except the Gulf spill is labeled in Tonnes. The actual number on the image should be closer to 75,000; assuming I've done my math right.


"ton" and "tonne" mean different things. Use whichever one is correct.

1 ton = 2240 lb (an imperial measurement)
1 tonne = 1000 kg (a metric measurement)

the difference is about 16 kg



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by greenfruit

"ton" and "tonne" mean different things. Use whichever one is correct.


1 Ton = 2240 pounds (1016.0469088 kg)
en.wikipedia.org...

Eh, My math was off, but it isn't that one is correct or incorrect it's about consistency in labels. One of the few things I learned in Statistics was that the easiest way to deceive is to confound the labeling process.

[edit on 7/26/2010 by eNumbra]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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You is a funny guy.
I am not worried about Mother surviving, as oil comes from her it will not hurt her.
Her children however, we may not survive, and some of her aquatic creatures have already died.
Now while trying to make this gusher seem like "Hey it's cool no probs here".
You forget the basic idea,
It does not matter if he is kissing you while it is happening, IT IS STILL RAPE.
But really, I wonder if there really was an oil gusher, there seems to be no evidence of it.
Yeah yeah yeah dispersants and such, what about on the beaches?
That much oil that close would be quite thick and go for days.



posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 01:55 AM
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to whomever made this, this is HIGHLY inaccurate, as we actually have, absolutely, NO CLUE as to the amounts of the Gulf oil spill. According to the NATGEO report, which was right after there was no oil flowing from the cap, they said the most conservative measurement was in the several hundred million gallon rage. Going by this is says less than 2X when in reality its upwards of around 20X. 37*200= 740,000. So its at least that or more....

2nd edit. I did some research. here ya go op.
en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 27-7-2010 by jdills1196]



posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 07:46 AM
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Chevron Dumped 16 billion gallons in the Ecuador - because it was deliberate and included toxic waste it is not considered a spill - it is the largest.

Watch the Movie CRUDE.....



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