"It is ironic in a way that people are so agitated about this oil spewing from beneath the ocean and fouling the water and air, because oil fouls the water and air every day anyway, when we burn it in our cars, trucks and planes. It just isn’t so visible, because it turns into invisible gases, like CO2, nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide.
But just because these gases are invisible, doesn’t mean they are aren’t every bit as toxic as this oil “spill.” In fact ozone is pure poison and causes cancer, emphysema, and asthma. It also damages vegetation and causes billions of dollars in crop losses every year. On top of that, ozone is killing trees of all species, all ages, in every habitat. Just take a look at them! The foresters beholden to the timber industry blame insects, disease and fungus but the fact is the trees are so weakened by exposure to ozone that they cannot fight off natural pests.
If people don’t wake up – and soon – to the consequences of burning fossil fuels we are going to have a world without fruit, nuts, wood, and shade. And of course, removing a major carbon sink will increase average global temperature rise and violent weather."
And then, being as how BP is in the news, I googled them and came across this article which is about the mysterious additive they put into their gasoline and makes the ominous warning I have highlighted in blue:
Here is the reference as preferred by the author of the article quoted from, and linked to, above:
Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner, "What is BP Invigorate?"
URL for Tampa Sports Car Examiner:
URL for article headline: http://www.examiner.com/x-4824-Tampa-Sports-Car-Examiner~y2010m2d2-What-is-BP-Invigorate