Spill Baby, Spill

Click the image to watch the live feed of the oil gushing out of the sea floor.

This is incredible in the “I can’t believe this is really happening” sort of way. The ecological and economic impact that this is having and will continue to have is immense.

What really gets me is that people want more wells drilled. No amount of regulation or fines will keep accidents from happening and the risk and cost is just too great. Alternative energy is the buzz, let’s do something, please. Don’t put more money into R&D for oil wells, put it into making solar and wind power widely available and less cost prohibitive to install. Eventually the oil will be gone, that is the fact. If we keep up the oil production and consumption, we may change the planet so much that solar and wind power may not be feasible anymore.

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