Friday, May 21, 2010

We Must Have Ecological Disasters

At least that's what the Tea Party members are saying online. The "Drill Baby Drill!" chant is still going strong.

We have to have oil. We have no choice and oil disasters are always an act of nature. For instance, when BP didn't inspect the Alaska pipeline for eight years, and it sprang a leak that no one knew about for weeks, that was a natural disaster. Pipes corrode and eventually leak, that's natural.

The disaster unfolding in the Gulf occurred according to the Tea Party Members, because the oil they were drilling into was under high pressure. Experts in the oil industry didn't expect to encounter high pressures at such depths. So they used gear that wasn't rated for such high pressures and that gear failed. When equipment is installed that isn't up to doing the job, and it fails, that is also an Act of Nature.

They have a valid argument is saying that without oil, the economy is going into the toilet. You've heard me make that argument for over a decade. Oil is running out. We're in the decline phase of Peak Oil. It will end the world economy as we know it. I agree with them there.

They also say that the disasters we see in the oil industry, are natural disasters. It's natural for man made machines to break down. It's natural that when corners are cut and safety is ignored, that there is going to be a disaster.

So get used to it folks. BP has set the standard with this one. There will be a lot more oil rig explosions, and massive oil discharges in our oceans. We have to get that oil to keep the World economy alive, even if it means that we kill the oceans.

Sure we might have to evacuate our coastal cities, but it's a small price to pay, to keep Mr. Hayward comfy in the UK.


At 5:31 AM, Blogger theo_bear said...

At 6:16 AM, Blogger Bukko Canukko said...

The Teabaggers who will put up with any amount of pollution so they can keep living in ease are like the junkies I see at work who will whore themselves out, steal anything they can, grovel and beg, just to keep getting their smack or crack. And they all die anyway, just after extending the misery. Getting clean, and starting to live more environmentally clean, seems like hard work. But it's not as hard as the alternative.

Weas, let's see how right you are about May going to sh!t. Ten days left for that one...

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

May has already kicked it up a notch for the past year.

The market is scaring the crap out of people.

We had the largest single day drop in the DOW in all of history.

The PPT appear to have trouble staying ahead of the profit takers.

We've seen Greece collapse. And rioting begin.

The US Gov appears to have bailed out Greece through the back door, by funneling freshly minted dollars into the banks.

We're seeing what will likely be the biggest Gulf Oil spill ever, unfold as a drama that will be hard to beat.

This month could be the end for the fishing industry in the Gulf for a generation.

It could well presage the final destruction of the Florida economy, not to mention the economies of other coastal states.

BP's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles says that the leak might now get plugged until August. By then, the pollution from the oil geyser could be contaminating the Eastern Seaboard.

A civil war seems to be starting up in Thailand. Protesters burned down the stock exchange.

There is rioting and protesting of bankers all over Europe.

The markets have been on a losing streak for days now. And now, the DOW has opened 121 points down.

I'd say that this May has already been proven to be a crisis month.

As you say, there's still ten days left. We still have a third of the month left to go.

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People like to riot in the summer and I've been expecting some of that here. The CONgreff is considering extending ue bennies, civil strife before election time would be unseemly.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Nudge said...

In this BP spill thing, as with healthcare, the Tea Baggers are the "useful idiots" in the unwitting employ of Corporate Crony-Capitalism Communism.


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