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The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill from Space (Natural Colors)

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This satellite shot from space shows the immensity of the spill. The tiny speck of an airplane flying above only serves to provide a disheartening sense of scale to the catastrophe. The BP well is pumping 5,000 barrels of oil into the gulf every day. Undersea robots failed to stop the flow, Air Force planes are poised to dump chemicals on the spill, and now thousands of first responders and National Guard troops are scrambling to keep the oil from reaching the coast.

Image credit via gizmodo via PopSci

 

Comments

Being a Florida man myself the disheartening sense is definitely on me.

Don't burn the oil though. Burn the oil companies.

Not literally burn them, I mean make them pay with merciless amounts of fines that actually CAN hurt the depth of their pockets.

it looks as if the earth is bleeding... (reminds me of the photos of dolphin blood seeping into the sea.) Both caused by humans. Wasteful.

We don't have to accept this, al together we can choose a better world white-out oil we don't need this any more to have a good life!

We don't have to accept this, al together we can choose a better world white-out oil we don't need this any more to have a good life!

We don't have to accept this, al together we can choose a better world white-out oil we don't need this any more to have a good life!

The money paid for the fines should be given to the people who have to suffer in society not to the government for delaying cleanup and reducing costs to those responsible. Don't eat seafood.

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