Gulf spill can't rival oil seepage from cities - (article on front page of Arizona Repulsive)
Human-caused spills - from everyday sources like cars, gas stations and boats - send more than 300 million gallons of oil into North American waters every decade, an amount roughly double the highest estimate of the BP spill, according to studies by the world's top scientists.
Worldwide, the numbers are even starker, according to Oil in the Sea III, a 2003 report from the National Academy of Sciences that several top scientists say remains the best estimate of oil's impact on oceans. The estimated 4 billion gallons leaking into oceans each decade from all sources is more than 25 times the highest estimates of what has spewed into the Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks.
And here I thought that the increasing concentration of unprocessed crude oil, methane gas, and dispersant within an ecologically delicate, and naturally volatile area of coastal seawaters was maybe the beginnings of doomsday...WHEW!!
5. not to mention the annual "dead zone" caused by agriculture
none of this crap happening w. BP is good but we were, without any notable success, struggling for years to get something done abt the "dead zone" that grew in the gulf of mexico every summer, without anyone taking responsibility
we talk abt "big oil" but at least BP is stepping up, "big agriculture" has done nothing but tell our seafood industry (and our gulf) for years that we can just go fuck ourselves...
as for slobs who still do their own oil changes & don't take the oil to the proper recycling center and so on, yeah, there needs to be big fines for slobs...i go to the trouble to pay to have my old oil properly disposed of, why should slobs be allowed to "skate"
if there is any way to use awareness of the horrors of spilled oil to make some positive changes, by all means, let's take advantage of it to make those changes
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