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Thanks for staying on the case, Mark. You can read the BBC version of the decision HERE.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Sep 4th, 2014 at 01:10:38 PM EST
Partly because, unfortunately, i'm actually angry this noontime, eye'll try to put this story in a bit wider context.

The Gulf of "Mexico" is actually touching the coasts of a host of Central and South American countries besides Amurka. And some Island Nations. There's also a "stream" which flows north along the Atlantic coast, reaching Greenland and farther, and which is a major factor in weather especially in the formerly United Kingdom and northern Yurp.

That Stream is no longer pristine.

Add in the crush of civilization moving to extract all manner of resources along the Arctic Sea. From the huge, hidden effect of the Deepwater Disaster, we can of course imagine what happens when Amurka reacts to the next Arctic catastrophe. Venezuela offshore oil?

Should we add the Russian reaction to a major spill into the equation?

Did I mention the amount of seafood already lost in the Gulf? Would anyone care to examine the fishery stats?

Notice me not mentioning Global Warming.

If we add in the smokestacks and gas flares from refineries all along the coast from Houston/Galveston to the wetlands of Louisiana... shouldn't we call this sea the Gulf of Mordor?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Sep 5th, 2014 at 06:16:31 AM EST
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