Three Years After Deepwater

A blowout at a BP oil well in 2010 caused the usual crowd of morons to declare that the ecosystem would never recover. In this case, never was about three months.

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13 Responses to Three Years After Deepwater

  1. Andy DC says:

    Yes, remember how the oil was going to get caught in the Gulf Stream and wipe out marine life in the Atlantic? What ever happened to all that BS?

  2. Ben says:

    Google “worst environmental disaster”
    in quotes. LOL

  3. Ben says:

    Lets talk real disaster…

    http://environment.about.com/od/environmentalevents/f/dustbowl.htm

    “The storm carried twice as much dirt as was dug out of the earth to create the Panama Canal. The canal took seven years to dig; the storm lasted a single afternoon. More than 300,000 tons of Great Plains topsoil was airborne that day.”

    “On the Southern Plains, the sky turned lethal. Livestock went blind and suffocated, their stomachs full of fine sand. Farmers, unable to see through the blowing sand, tied themselves to guide ropes to go from the house to the barn. Families wore respiratory masks handed out by Red Cross workers, cleaned their homes each morning with shovels as well as brooms, and draped wet sheets over doors and windows to help filter the dust. Still, children and adults inhaled sand, coughed up dirt, and died of a new epidemic called ‘dust pneumonia.’ ”

    “Some of the worst storms blanketed the nation with dust from the Great Plains. One storm in May 1934 deposited 12 million tons of dust in Chicago, and dropped layers of fine, brown dust on the streets and parks and rooftops of New York and Washington, DC. Even ships at sea, 300 miles off the Atlantic coast, were coated with dust. “

  4. Latitude says:

    Bp may never recover from all the fake claims though……..

  5. There Is No Substitute for Victory says:

    In 1543 the survivors of the Desoto expedition reached the Texas Gulf Coast West of where the Deep Water Horizon oil spill was. They sacrificed some of their weapons and armor and crafted tools, spikes, and nails from the metal. Then they built a ship to use to sail back to Spanish Mexico.

    Once the ship was finished the Spaniards didn’t have any pitch to mix with their oakum to caulk their ship so that it would float. Mother Nature came to the Desoto Expedition’s rescue with naturally occurring tar balls that washed up on the Texas beaches and that have been washing up on Texas beaches for a very long time. It is estimated that the equivalent of TWO Exon-Valdese super tankers full of crude oil seeps and leaks naturally into the United States’ portion of the Gulf of Mexico each and every year. Yet the Gulf Coast still has some of the whitest most beautiful beaches in the world. As a reformed tree hugger I can honestly say that there is not an evolutionary branch of the human race as stupid nor as ignorant of the natural environment as the tree hugger branch of human de-evolution. Their hubris is stunning in both its breath as well as in its depth.

  6. benfrommo says:

    Thing that bugged me the most about the entire episode was how well meaning people actually believed that tripe. One of my friends in fact fell for it and I had to tell him it was ok and that the oil would be cleaned up within 6 months at most after the well was closed. I was using actual facts and information to come to that conclusion, so of course I was correct.

    But that is what really bugs me about people who distort reality. Some very well meaning people believe that nonsense and don’t realize that the lies comes from people with an agenda. And the worst part of it is that policy is dictated off of temper tantrums that adult children are having today. These people are completely clueless and instead of learning the facts of life they stunt their own intellects with this nonsense and parrot talking points instead of truly thinking these things through.

  7. crosspatch says:

    About two Exxon Valdez loads of crude naturally seep into the Gulf of Mexico each year. The bacteria that eat petroleum are well-established there.

  8. crosspatch says:

    In fact, I would go so far as to say that intentionally creating an artificial “seep” in areas where we drill that do not have natural seeps would boost the numbers of those bacteria and provide a “seed” colony from which they could help devour any accidental spill.

  9. Justa Joe says:

    Maybe the oil spill and the missing heat are teaming up for a sneak attack.

    Big environment always make outrageous claims that don’t pan out whenever there’s some kind of disaster, but the media still presents everything that they have to say without an iota of reservation.

    Saddam’s Kuwait oil fires was a prime example.
    “Kuwait Fires Failed To Bring Doomsday”
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-07-26/news/9207260223_1_nuclear-winter-carbon-dioxide-smoke

  10. gator69 says:

    Knowing history is helpful. I was visiting family in Florida when this happened, and said immediately that the only real tragedy was the 11 dead, Mother Nature knows how to deal with things SHE produces. Crude is as natural as spring water.

    Early explorers wrote of encountering floating islands of asphalt, likely from asphalt volcanoes. Removing the crude from beneath the water means it will not seep out later.

    Time to go play with my oily birds. 😉

  11. Pathway says:

    Over 40 genera of oil eating bacteria live in the Gulf.

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