Monday, May 17, 2010

Finally a Glimmer of Hope For the Disaster in the Gulf? No, Not Really!!

                  28 Days in to the Worst Man-Made Ecological Disaster in History,
                                 (The BP/DeepwaterHorizon/Halliburton Oil Spill)
                                    BP Has Announced Its First (meager) Success.

But Is It Too Little - Too Late?

BP workers have managed to fit a slightly smaller pipe into the larger damaged pipe at the Deepwater Horizon/Halliburton Oil Spill in the "Gulf of Cheney".  They finally, it seems have begun to capture some of the spewing oil.  "Approximately 1,000 barrels a day" BP officials said proudly. "That's about 1/5 or 20%" they gloated.

Now wait just a minute here - I think we need to take a look at that math!
1,000 barrels would equal 20%.  If the spill were, as BP continues to claim, only 5,000 barrels a day.  Unfortunately however, All Independent Scientific Sources estimate that the broken well is actually spilling, somewhere between 70,000 and 100,000 Barrels a Day.  So if my math is correct.  They may be only siphoning off as little as 1% of the current spill.

This at a time, when according to the Miami Herald, Scientists are saying the already-spilled oil may be getting closer to South Florida.

Satellite images taken Sunday by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory show that the oil may have already entered the Gulf Loop Current.  Which could pull it through the Florida Keys in about 7 to 10 days.  And, eventually into South Florida according to an analysis by Mitch Roffer, a Florida-based Oceanographer. 

I think it's worth noting that once in South Florida.  The oil becomes a part of the Gulf Stream, which of course runs up almost the entire East Coast of the United States.

I'm sorry BP, but using the equivalent of a "Mile-Long Straw" to suck up a relatively insignificant amount of oil is hardly what I would call a solution.

  Just Thinking

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  1. This really is one big God Damn Mess! I hope they come up with something soon, this is ridiculous

  2. Hey Eddie, as you well know we almost always disagree politically. But I must say as a former 'drill baby drill' advocate I'm beginning to have second thoughts. I can't believe all these god damn so-called experts who promised us this could never happen, can't find a workable solution to this. Fxxking Disgusting!

    BP makes Billion$ of dollars in profit every single day, but they wouldn't spend a measly 5 million on the technology that could have prevented it. This Sucks!

  3. Eddie, this is so current and so great. I'm so proud of you and how you TELL THE TRUTH in your writings. You really get to the bottom of it. NO HOLD BARRED with you. Andy Rooney was so nice in his writing gestures. YOU are in your face bold. We've got to get you your own radio show! I so believe in this! How can we do it??? That's the million dollar question! HOW CAN WE DO IT? I'm a SIRIUS satellite listener-freak. Especially OUT Q all gay all the time radio. Sirius Channel 109. Incredible!

    We've got to get together soon! I know I keep saying that...but I'm determined to make it happen...sooner or later!