Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Now Is The Time To Get Out Of The Gulf

Before a big storm hits and panic ensues, while you can do it right and before the crush of humanity turns ugly.



National Hurricane Center

4 Comments:

Anonymous greencrow said...

Hi Nolo.

My 97 year old father, who is a retired mining engineer has said that two ships full of iron ore could plug the leak.

I think this is possible, but the Iron Ore would have to be injected with some force as the Oil is gushing out at a terrific force.

What do you think of this idea?

gc

23/6/10 9:06 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

gc, from what I understand, this well drilled so far into the planet that it tapped poorly understood volcanic processes as well as oil layers.
There was a video showing bright flames in the gushing spew, since taken down for some reason. That fact plus the pressures that some put at over 100,000 psi probably means nothing we do can ever stop what's underway, especially since the entire sea floor has fissured and is leaking hydrocarbons.
My respects to your Dad, 97 years old is an absolute marvel.

24/6/10 4:17 AM  
Blogger Michael Tew said...

This event in the Gulf is not going to stop until Americans understand that the “happy motoring” days are gone forever. The civilization which has been built using hydrocarbons for everything from food to furniture, pharmaceuticals and high powered weapons systems, is coming to an end very rapidly. If this oil gusher does not deliver sufficient devastation to cause a complete re-think and a change of direction, then there will be another even more devastating ecocide following right on its heels, and if that’s not enough, another after that. This is the end of the age of oil, and there is no technology that will allow it to continue.

24/6/10 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not raining oil:

Rachel Maddow explains why internet rumors that oil is evaporating into rain clouds and showering the land are false.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37936894#37936894

fyi

25/6/10 11:38 PM  

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