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Oil Spill 2010; An introduction

>> Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Ever since the Oil spill on the 21st of April 2010. I have been researching and drafting a post on the Mexican Gulf spill /slick. The damage is so extensive that my research is not winding up. I have decided to do a series of posts on the topic.

One look at the amount of damage raise questions and the need for excessive dependence on crude oil and natural gas and the resultant exploration projects across the globe.

source: theage-com

Let me begin with a brief introduction via this video, courtesy: youtube. This is not the recent oil spill but a previous one near the San Fransisco Bay area. So if you thought that oil spills happen only once in a while, think again!!

Recommended read:
Article in huffingtonpost

The fate of Marine life in the gulf

Imagine a hot summer day, and the oil layer hitting a 90 degree C. What do you think it would do to a bird /dolphin/turtle covered in oil? It is like burning/roasting them to death...all when they are alive. Imagine the Planet of Apes and what if we were the victims instead of these harmless creatures?

Just when you may think that you couldnt do anything to help this issue, take one moment out of your life. Think again, we are responsible for the mess. And only WE can make a difference startign with a few minor changes in our lives. We need to revamp our lifestyles and work on our dependence on Crude oil or any other non renewable energy sources.

Let me know what changes you plan to make. Lets give this a serious thought....its high time dont you think?


Sathya 9 June 2010 at 12:21  

This is really horrible Sudha...the technological advantages are almost nill infront of such disasters...hope we contain this as quickly as possible! The videos are terrible -haven't seen them so far but shows the terrific situation affecting the animals.

Preethi Prabhu 10 June 2010 at 13:45  

I agree with Sathya. This is so heart breaking. What i would do to help this issue: 1. Live close to work and Walk to work everyday. (I am already doing that) 2. I will use public transport to travel.
Will look forward to your tips in the subsequent posts.

Divya Shankar 9 November 2010 at 03:50  

Horrifying details .. I have a post that touches a bit on this topic towards its end, though largely it is about something else -

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