could things get?
You don't even want to ask...
So how bad could it get?
The numbers point to an unprecedented ecological
disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico and possibly along the Eastern
Even with the new cap they put on the leak, that
still leaves 420,000 gallons of poison flowing into the open water each
The worst-case scenario is almost here for Florida
beachgoers: The oil is fouling the Panhandle, the longest stretch
of white-sand beach in the world, says Stephen
Leatherman of Florida International University..
Leatherman adds that if the oil gets caught up
in the Gulf Stream and heads around the southern tip of Florida,
the beaches of the East Coast — which have
never had to endure such a nightmare scenario — could be next.
Computer models indicate that the oil could foul
thousands of miles of the Atlantic Coast as early as this summer.
"Our best knowledge says the scope of this environmental
disaster is likely to reach far beyond Florida,"
says NCAR scientist Synte Peacock, who worked
on the study.
Peacock says that for those along portions of
the Gulf Coast, including Texas, the worst-case scenario would be
for the oil to not enter the Loop Current but
to remain and foul the water and coasts of the Gulf of Mexico.
For East Coasters, having the oil flow into the
Loop Current and then the Gulf Stream would be disastrous.
So our two possibilities are losing the Gulf or losing part of the Gulf
and the East Coast.
Sure wish we could get Obama or some Democrats
to stand up and say,
is what happens when Big Oil controls our government."
But they won't do that and Obama is practically
a Repub when it comes to off-shore drilling
even tho he promised he was against it in the
Maybe Obama read Bart's
Law #1 - NEVER tell the truth in a political campaign.
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