Make you Fink on Friday

Nuclear energy isn’t safe – Chernobyl and more recently Japan’s Fukushima.

Fossil fuels aren’t safe – Exxon and more recently Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.

In each and every case the companies and authorities involved have cut corners, ignored environmental regulations, trimmed safety guidelines, lied, downplayed the extent of the damage, hidden evidence and squirmed out of their responsibilities.

Now…

Brazil police probe Rio de Janeiro Chevron oil spill

Brazilian police are investigating an oil spill in an offshore field operated by the US company Chevron.

Chevron says 17 ships have been working to clear up the oil sheen

Ships are working to disperse the slick 120km (75 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, and Chevron says it has plugged the oil well.

Brazil’s Energy Minister Edison Lobao has said the company will be “severely punished” if it is found to have failed in its environmental responsibilities.

In recent years Brazil has discovered huge oil reserves in the Atlantic.

The oil is leaking from a well in the Frade oil project, 370km (230 miles) off the Brazilian coast.

Chevron initially estimated that 400-650 barrels of oil had formed a sheen on the water after seeping from the seabed near the well.

But the international environmental group Skytruth said satellite images suggested the spill was many times bigger.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

Chevron says 17 ships, last night on the local news a flight over the disaster counted SIX!

Chevron say 400-650 barrels, last night on the news the estimate was close on 3,000 barrels from satellite evidence.

Fortunately, this oil spill is not heading landward, but that doesn’t mean to say that it is not affecting marine life in deeper waters.

Why must we wait for these disasters to bring the message to the world that tampering with nature is dangerous.

And why do we need all this fuel, so we can wage war (military is the biggest consumer of gasoline), so we can drive our SUVs to the supermarket, so that petroleum companies can make more profit, etc, etc….

There really isn’t any hope for humanity. We have consigned ourselves to extinction.

Oh, go ahead and laugh!

Laugh, when you are telling future generations who are dying off because of what we have done! Laugh, when another animal species becomes extinct tomorrow, because one day soon we will be the species becoming extinct.

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