5.29.10 Spill, Baby, Kill

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I am grief-stricken. Here are just some of the innocent creatures currently dying because of the gulf oil spill: Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates, Habitats & Plants, Wetlands, Marine Mammals and Terrestrial Mammals, including but not limited to pelicans, sea otters, tortoises,  seals, shrimp, oysters, plankton, sea gulls, plovers, algae, turtles,  dolphins, egrets, insects, crabs, herons, fish, manatees, sea lions, whales, jellyfish, porpoises. This is an outrage and a tragedy: one that could have and should have been avoided. And yet further evidence that this country must turn away from fossil fuel consumption and toward a future of alternative energy sources.
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I can barely stand to listen to the news anymore as my heart breaks for all the innocent creatures. These photos bring it home for me. The devastation will affect beings & ecosystems for years to come...
suzinn on May 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm —
What amazes me about this horror is WHY we are wasting our young & our treasure on this war (which is tied directly to OIL). Why aren't we working on ways to get ourselves off of this stuff? This sad, sad tragedy will happen again and again until we kick this. WHY CAN'T WE DEAL WITH THIS LIKE GROWN UPS? This is the best country in the world. We CAN do this!! If our leaders won't do like we ask it's time to get somebody else up there....just keep replacing them until they get it right. Please forgive the ranting: I'M SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS!!!! How could WE/THEY/US let this Hell on Earth happen???
JC in NC on May 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm —
Sorrow, outrage, cynicism--and more. All emotions that are so justified at this time. But let's not give all our energy to the negative framing of this crisis. Perhaps we can hold the picture of oil derricks along our coasts coming down, oil wells shut down. Allowing Pacha Mama time to heal. Picture yourself involved in making this change happen. Imagine other scenarios: we live off the grid in small semi-self-sustaining communities, locovores pero bien locos, ¿no? If I had time to volunteer, I'd see how I could help in the Golfo right now. That's what young people can do this summer, ¿que no? One amazing and unexpected outcome of this disaster is the new level of communication between Cuba and the US. Delicate, pristine, and unique ecosystems off Cuba's coasts are now at risk as the oil slick begins to enter currents that travel through Cuban waters. Scientists have been collaborating as they race the clock to protect reefs, beaches, marshland, and other habitats along the shore. Amazing that Mother Earth's crisis should unite all her children, isn't it? I think we're on the right path. Adelante!
Sari on June 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm —