Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The EPA director, Carol Browner, compares the use of Corexit to the use of Dawn to wash your dishes:
"If you have a oily pan and wash it, you squirt some Dawn in, right?... So in your kitchen sink, you have the oil starting to break up and you're seeing that biodegrading process right in front of you. That's what happens.
Sure thing pal.
Let's see what the Nalco has to say about it's dispersants Corexit® EC9527A and Corexit® EC9500A
Monday, June 21, 2010
It's time the mainstream media begins reporting the facts of the matter, as grim as they might be.
As this crisis continues it's becoming more and more obvious to more and more people that the Gulf of Mexico will be in serious disrepair for many generations to come and may never recover -- at least not in the span of a human lifetime.
It's time we begin calling the gusher in the Gulf exactly what it is -- ECOCIDE.
We're hand silkscreening tshirts to help raise money for cleanup efforts and to bring the seriousness of what has happening into everyone's consciousness.
We currently have these Pelican shirts on sale now for $15 -- email firstname.lastname@example.org for details (also available at http://www.cafepress.com/Hippieganda/7202273 ):
We will have the our other graphics available here soon, but for now we've released the following "ecocide" graphics on Cafepress to help raise money and bring awareness to the dire seriousness of the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico:
Friday, June 18, 2010
The Gusher in the Gulf "contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits" which will likely contribute to even further environmental damage. Currently microbes and other organisms are hard at work breaking down the oil, but, at the same time, consume oxygen. "When oxygen levels drop low enough, the breakdown of oil grinds to a halt; and as it is depleted in the water, most life can't be sustained" creating major dead zones. There are reports of depletion of up to "30 percent in waters 1,000 feet deep" where usual depletion is found in shallow waters. (
Imagine, the entire Gulf of Mexico a dead zone. Way to go BP.
This is killing the Gulf of Mexico.
BP is guilty of ecocide.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
"A dead sperm whale has been found floating 77 miles south of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico" and as usual they're "conducting tests to determine" if oil was the culprit -- as if there's any real doubt.
I seriously am getting sick and tired of the news. This is like watching a terrible accident in super slow motion. This oil spill is going to kill MASSIVE amounts of life and we get to witness for what will likely turn out to be the next few years.
This is ecocide.
Save the Whales before all we've got is a memory.