Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Where's the Oil?

Oil Impacts PAL, May 19, 2010 by lagohsep.
more photos here.
According to this article, the oil has now entered the "Loop" and is on the way to the East Coast.

Earlier, I saw this comment on HuffPo:

It's not the "Gulf oil disaster"

it's the

"B.P. oil disaster"

A couple weeks ago Dmitry Orlov explained why the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an American Chernobyl. 2010/05/american-chernobyl.html

And here's a good Daily Kos piece about how the leaking methane is worse than the oil.
http://www .dailykos. com/storyo nly/2010/5 /16/866928 /-UPDATE:- Gas-Leak-3000-Times- Worse-Than-OilUpdated-Math
"3000 times worse" is deceptive. There are 3000 cubic feet of gas for every barrel of oil, but the actual damage might be only 100 times worse. The worst part is that the methane is depleting the oxygen in the water.
Here's a post I did last summer on the possible coming anoxic extinction: /archives/ 025.html#anoxia
If the ocean has no oxygen, it fills up with anaerobic microbes, which produce hydrogen sulfide gas, which bubbles up and poisons life on land. And check it out: air tests from the Louisiana coast /2010/05/a ir-tests-from-the-louisiana-coast-reveal-human-health-threats-from-the-oil-disaster.html
reveal that "hydrogen sulfide has been detected at concentrations more than 100 times greater than the level known to cause physical reactions in people." /

1 comment:

  1. A "Canfield" ocean, and the town that I grew up in is clueless Canfield, Ohio!


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