A Few Things Ill Considered

Like rumours of Mark Twain’s death, the claims of the disappearance of BP’s oil spill have been greatly exagerated.


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From the Times-Picyune of New Orleans. Additional photos here. These pictures are only a few days old.

Watch/Listen/Read this interview from DemocracyNow! as well:

we hear that five million barrels of oil were released from the Macondo well. We know that [ 362] miles were oiled in four states, 400 species of animals threatened from this, 400 controlled burns that killed hundreds of sea turtles and untold numbers of dolphins and sea mammals. We’re told that it’s over, that the story is gone, as is the oil. And what I can tell you in reflecting over six months is that the oil is not gone. The people are still there, and they’re getting sicker and sicker.

This story is only over in the world of US mainstream media and the eyes of the Obama administration, the real impacts will be severe and ongoing for decades.

Comments

  1. #1 Highschooler
    October 26, 2010

    http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/p/basic-premise.html
    O3 is killing plants just like oil killed the gulf.

  2. #2 Honggyu
    October 26, 2010

    Itere has been many oil spills in the last couple years, and it’s very sad that these preventable problems keep occuring. Humans have done something no living thing has done. We have caused a mass extinction, and it isn’t just from these major oil spills that’s killing our wildlife. Little things like this should be prevented as much as possible to preserve the earth because there are many more things that are destroying the earth.

  3. #4 coby
    October 26, 2010

    According to the story that is in dispute. I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

  4. #5 jyyh
    October 26, 2010

    yeah yeah and what else is new

  5. #6 Phil
    October 27, 2010

    Cmon you cant even believe the CITZENS of people that had to clean their boats for hours with heavy duty cleaners to remove the junk and too add they all said it was brown like old car oil, plus smelled like oil. Algae stays in a group shaped closer to a circle or blob not streaked out LOOKING like a river of spilled gasoline…

  6. #7 Jack Savage
    October 27, 2010

    Was that BP’s, Halliburton and Transocean’s oil spill?

  7. #8 Dappledwater
    October 27, 2010

    Phil @ 6 – it’s an old denier meme, they’re basically claiming it’s a natural cycle

  8. #9 Ormond Otvos
    October 29, 2010

    Be nice if there was some yardstick to gauge this with, as well as a small sample analysis.

    Otherwise, not a science blog, just another scare site.

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