Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Gulf of Mexico Environmental Disaster - Perspective

For anyone who needs to get their heads around the size of the BP oil disaster and has `Google Earth`, take a look at this... It made my eyes water,

8 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

http://raedwald.blogspot.com/2010/06/that-little-oil-spill-in-context.html

CI-Roller Dude said...

Well at least now when they catch fish, they won't need any oil to fry them.

TonyF said...

Oops?

allcoppedout said...

Apparently this is only the seventh largest oil spill. I have no clue what the others were.

allcoppedout said...

I now read (in New Scientist) that size doesn't matter. The key in this one is to stop the oil reaching marshes. Apparently, small spills can do more damage than big ones.

Hogday said...

Somewhere between Obama, BP, the fishermen and the wildlife is the small matter of an oil slick that stretches the equivalent distance from Kings Lynn to Calais. I'm so glad its just a small one, or have I no sense of perspective? (Although the diesel slick that almost caught me out on the way in to work yesterday and which then stretched for a mile and a half, seemed pretty big from the saddle of my Harley.

allcoppedout said...

Our diligent press Have just tracked down the fact that a Mexican spill 'across the bay' in 1979 was massively bigger. That one took 9 months to staunch (by relief wells) as does not seem mentioned in the BP-Haliburton risk assessment. The worst effects of that were over in two years,partly because the heat degrades the crude quickly.

Hogday said...

ACO: This is looking more and more like an Obama rescue rather than a `wildlife and countryside` one. How familiar.