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BP – Congratulations!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2010 in Ecology | 14 comments

BP – Congratulations!

On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers. It took BP  a long time in which it has not succeeded to stop the oil gush from 1.5 kilometers below sea level. As the avid reader will note, in the link above, the spill of the oil is mentioned on a daily basis. Finally on July 15. 2010 BP succeeded  to stop the leak. Those were 81 days in which the oil gushed out unchecked and nature took a hard beating. Not to speak about the economical impact on the people...

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Oh, Mr. President

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in Ecology | 55 comments

Oh, Mr. President

After more then 50 days of an unparalleled Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, US- President Obama realized that this catastrophe can be compared to  catastrophes such as Chernobyl, 9-11 or the Katrina-Hurricane. Although 9-11 was an act of terror, an act to harm civilians. Still the results on the public conscience is almost the same. The Katrina-Hurricane was needed, so that Mr. Al Gore could make his movie An Inconvenient Truth. Which led to the so called Al Gore-Effect. Public awareness was...

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