[env-trinity] Massive underwater oil cloud may destroy life in Gulf of Mexico
trinityjosh at gmail.com
Tue May 18 09:38:18 PDT 2010
*Massive underwater oil cloud may destroy life in Gulf of Mexico
Over a week ago, I published an article here on NaturalNews questioning the
media spin on the massive oil spill in the Gulf. That story, entitled *Is
Gulf oil rig disaster far worse than we’re being told?* (
stated the following:
*"It’s hard to say exactly what’s going on in the Gulf right now, especially
because there are so many conflicting reports and unanswered questions. But
one thing’s for sure: if the situation is actually much worse than we’re
being led to believe, there could be worldwide catastrophic consequences. If
it’s true that millions upon millions of gallons of crude oil are flooding
the Gulf with no end in sight, the massive oil slicks being created could
make their way into the Gulf Stream currents, which would carry them not
only up the East Coast but around the world where they could absolutely
destroy the global fishing industries."*
Now, barely one week later, it turns out that *the oil slick is FAR worse
than what we were being told*.
USA Today now reports:
*Researchers warned Sunday that miles-long underwater plumes of oil from the
spill could poison and suffocate sea life across the food chain, with damage
that could endure for a decade or more.* (
That same article also explained:
*"Researchers have found more underwater plumes of oil than they can count
from the blown-out well, said Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences
at the University of Georgia. She said careful measurements taken of one
plume showed it stretching for 10 miles, with a 3-mile width."*
The *Christian Science Monitor* also reports now that as much as *3.4
million gallons of oil* may be leaking into the Gulf *every day!*
*"The oil that can be seen from the surface is apparently just a fraction of
the oil that has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20, according
to an assessment the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology.
Significant amounts of oil are spreading at various levels throughout the
water column… Scientists looking at video of the leak, suggest that as many
as 3.4 million gallons of oil could be leaking into the Gulf every day - 16
times more than the current 210,000-gallon-a-day estimate, according to the
The New York Times also chimed in on the topic over the weekend with some
absolutely shocking (and disturbing) revelations:
*"Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf
of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300
feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the
broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the
government and BP have given.* (
Scientists studying video of the gushing oil well have tentatively
calculated that it could be flowing at a rate of 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of
oil a day. The latter figure would be 3.4 million gallons a day. But the
government, working from satellite images of the ocean surface, has
calculated a flow rate of only 5,000 barrels a day."
In other words, while the government has been telling us the leak is
barrels a day*, the true volume could be more like *80,000 barrels a day*.
*Wiping out the Gulf*
It hardly needs to be stated that 80,000 barrels of oil a day leaking into
the Gulf of Mexico could *destroy virtually all marine life in the region*.
Oxygen levels have already fallen by 30 percent in waters near the oil. When
water loses its oxygen content, it quickly becomes a so-called "dead zone"
because marine species simply can’t live there anymore. (Fish and other
aquatic creatures need oxygen to live, obviously.)
With this volcano of oil still erupting through the ocean floor, we could be
witnessing *the mass-murder of virtually all marine life* in the Gulf of
And yet we’re faced with a virtual *blackout* of truly accurate news on the
event. Both the oil industry and the Obama administration are desperately
trying to limit the videos, photos and stories about the spill, spinning
everything to make it seem like it’s not really much of a problem at all.
It’s much like the media coverage of the War in Iraq, where all video
footage had to be vetted by the Pentagon before being released to the
public. Remember the uproar over the leaked photos of coffins draped in
American flags? That’s what the Obama administration no doubt hopes to avoid
by suppressing photos of dead dolphins and sea birds in the Gulf of Mexico.
The truth, as usual, is being suppressed. It’s just too ugly for the public
Of course, the truth has always been suppressed in the oil industry. Even
the inspections on this particular oil rig were, well, *rigged*. It turns
out the rig wasn’t even inspected on schedule (
It also turns out that the Obama administration actually gave the Deepwater
Horizon an award for its history of safety! That was before the whole thing
literally blew up in their faces.
*Corruption in Washington leads to catastrophe*
The oil industry, you see, is just like every other industry that’s
regulated by the federal government: It has a cozy relationship with
It’s the same story with Big Pharma and the FDA, or the meat industry and
the USDA. Wall Street and the SEC. Every industry that’s regulated
eventually turns the tables on its regulators and ends up rewriting the
rules for its own benefit.
The oil industry has been able to get away with so many exemptions and
loopholes that the regulatory environment is now lenient at best. The
Deepwater Horizon, for example, was given all sorts of exemptions to engage
in risky drilling operations without following proper safety procedures. And
who granted it these exemptions? The U.S. federal government, of course!
So now *the U.S. government is just as guilty as the oil industry* in this
mass-murder of life in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the government that *
allowed* the series of events that led to catastrophe in the first place.
And now, this catastrophe could lead to a near-total wipeout of marine life
throughout the Gulf (and possibly beyond).
In a worst-case scenario, this could destroy some percentage of life in
oceans all around the world. It could be the one final wound to Mother Earth
who bleeds her black blood into the oceans for ten thousand years,
destroying life as we know it on this planet.
All for profit, of course. Let nothing stand in the way of another billion
dollars in oil company profits! (Regulators? Bah!)
*Collusion between government and industry always leads to disaster*
I hope BP can find a way to suction some of that oil out of the ocean. If
they can manage such a solution, they should then turn around and dump the
entire slick across the landscape of Washington D.C. to coat all the
bureaucrats in the black slimy shame they no doubt deserve. This isn’t about
some random accident, you see: It’s about *a failure of federal regulators
to enforce safe drilling practices*.
The fishing industries in and around the Gulf of Mexico could be devastated
for *decades*. The diversity of life in the marine ecosystems there may soon
find itself on the verge of collapse. And still there is no real solution
for stopping the *volcano of oil* that continues to gush out of this gaping
wound in the Earth herself.
I can only wonder what kind of hare-brained ideas these oil men are coming
up with now to stop the flow. A nuke bomb expert has reportedly been sent to
the area by the Obama administration as part of some sort of "dream team" of
super smart people to find a solution.
But it begs the question: If we were so smart, *why are we still running the
world on fossil fuels in the first place?* There’s enough sunlight energy
striking the deserts of Arizona to power the entire nation indefinitely!
Free energy technology continues to be suppressed in large part by oil
company interests (and the arrogant scientific community), and renewable
energy technology has received virtually no government support whatsoever.
If we were really smart, we wouldn’t be drilling holes in the ocean floor
and hoping we can cope with whatever comes gushing out. We’d be
Solar Power* (CSP) installations across the deserts of America or building
more wind power generators. We’ve be investing in electric cars and
alternative fuels rather than burning up our future with fossil fuels.
The smartest thing we could do right now - after capping the volcano of oil,
of course - would be to make a commitment to *end our world’s dependence on
fossils fuels forever*. But that goes against the financial interests of the
oil companies who all want to keep us trapped in their system of fossil fuel
dependence no matter what the cost to the environment.
And so we plug along, handcuffed to an outdated fuel source and still
running our ridiculously historical *internal combustion engines* which
should have been phased out decades ago and replaced with electric motors.
Humans are slow learners, it turns out. Our modern civilization isn’t really
that "modern," and it only seems to learn from catastrophe rather than
The question remains: How much more damage can our planet handle from Man’s
arrogant pollution? At what point does all the chemical contamination,
fertilizer runoff, carbon emissions and runaway oil pollution of the ocean
add up to *a global extinction event?*
We’re playing a global game of Russian Roulette right now with the future of
human civilization… and the oil companies just can’t stop pulling the
trigger. There’s little question where we’re all going to end up if we don’t
change our ways and find a cleaner way to power our *infantile*civilization.
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