Well what a mess we've gotten ourselves in this time. BP, shame on you for letting this happen. Human life was lost, and my prayers go out to the families and friends of the workers that were injured and killed. It just shouldn't have happened.
Now we can't stop the rage of death and destruction. I keep hearing about the steering winds and currents that may keep the slick away from the coast and land fall. BULL SHIT! It's all ready hit. Wildlife and sea creatures, birds and mammals are suffering by the millions. It's coating the ocean floor and rising to the top.
Now they are talking about containing it and then setting it on fire. Now there's a brilliant thought. Sure it will burn off, they say, 50% to 90% of the oil.
I'm not sure of the science behind all this, but it will burn at 1800 degrees and put a huge cloud of black sooty smoke in the atmosphere. With particulates. I guess breathing that and letting it settle over the Earth is ok… NOT!
Like I said, I'm not a scientist. There are much smarter people out there that are working on this problem. I know that there are even ones in the mix that are thinking about the the long term effects of producing one of the largest oil spills in the history of the planet. I know that there are even a ton of caring people around the Globe that are crunching numbers and getting ready to do what they can to help. I'm thankful for them.
But it just goes to show that this is going to happen. This hole we dug is 5,000 feet below the surface of the sea. The exit plans aren't working. The trickle down effect of this is going to be huge.
Being in Florida, we have had people in the Tampa area wondering what that weird smell was. It's reported that it's from the spill.
Their saying that they want to make a dome above the hole and funnel the oil to the surface and put it on tankers. In the same breath, they say that it would take months to complete that project.
Do you see what 6 days have done?
Hey, I don't have any answers, this is just my little mind shooting out the information that I have and wishing it could be different. I'm venting, bummed and it hurts inside to see my friends in the sea hurting and not understanding what's going on.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe all the fish, plants, birds and mammals knew that this area was to be avoided and maybe nothing is there. But it's spreading. Imagine being a dolphin or whale and coming up to take a breath in the middle of an oil slick and sucking it down into your lungs as well as coating your body with crude oil. That's just got to suck.
Anyway, I think this is the first time I've ranted here on this blog, but I'm going to give you a couple of links so you can watch the progression of this.
I also want to apologize If I've offended anyone reading this. But it's my take on it and our collective awareness of the situation will help. Watch it closely. Do what you can to help the organizations that will be doing what they can to clean up the mess we've made and protect the wildlife that will be affected.
I send my sincere regrets and apology to Mother Earth and her watery friends for the mess that this has been made and the loss of habitat and life that is occurring and will continue to occur on the sea floor and beach's of the surrounding states. If they burn, I'm sorry for the damage to the atmosphere that will also occur.
Remember though, we can do everything in our power to help. It's NOW. The damage is done, so let's get together and re-build, clean and protect the sea.
Many businesses will be hurt along the coast and shores, such as sport fishing, charter business's and tourism. So support your local establishments and help them survive this crisis too.
Thanks for reading and thanks for letting me rant and rave for a few. Here's the links to check on a daily basis…
For those of you interested, here is an updated daily link of the oil spill…
This link is a map of the "trajectory" of the oil spill…..
I'll see you on the dock…
"Sailing the Sun Coast of Florida to the Keys"
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Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
N.A.C.O. National Association of Charterboat Operators