Thursday, June 17, 2010

Picture of the Week


The ocean on fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

...And the sun turned black as sackcloth.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a former Clevelander: a really teeny tiny part of me is feeling vindicated because people can see now that could happen anywhere.

As a current South Easterner, the rest of me is so saddened and worried.

Anonymous said...

Our Great Grandkids and beyond will look back and see this moment as the lowest point possible for total disregard for protecting this Planet. We must take the other path now and Protect this Planet with all regard going forward to the Future.

Alanna said...

As a human - and I don't care where you hail from - it's complete devastation. The repercussions of this will never go away. We (as humans) fucked up. Big Time.

Sure, point blame - but this is the trajectory we have been racing along for a hundred years. Bigger, faster, stronger. Im not saying let's put cloths over the mirrors and sit shivah for the death of the Gulf, but seriously? We can only blame ourselves.

Now it's high time we figure this shit out and start fining people up the wah-woo.

Chris said...

The cynic in me says that all this new found regard for the earth will disappear once the Gulf spill disappears off the front pages. Memories are short once gas price go north of $4/gallon.

I truly hope the new environmental impetus lasts, as we need to move away from our addiction to hydrocarbons, but human nature being what it is, how long until "drill, baby, drill" becomes the mantra again?

SteveR said...

Bunch of selfish fucks, aren't we?

As a race or species, we only act in our own best interests. Once we see that environmentalism suits those interests, things will change.

Until then ... hey! Apple has a new iPhone!

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more with Alanna and Chris. However my worry is this potentially I think has the ability to fuck us to the point that we have no grandkids. This I think has the potential to devastate the oceans. Some scientists are saying this spill could continue and wrap around Florida and into the greater Atlantic. Large enough die offs, or pollution in the Atlantic conveyor belt at large and you have wide spread death in the one food web that supports all life on this planet. Keep fucking with the oceans and see how mother nature "self corrects" the republicans and global climate change deniers are right mother nature will find a way, the question is do we survive the planets self correction?

kanye said...

We are all Easter Island now.

Anonymous said...

bring on the marshmallows!

Alanna said...

Totally, Kayne.

VOTAR said...

Picture of what week?

I just flew over the Gulf; although the orange oil sheen was (occasionally) visible below, the skies were clear and beautiful to the horizon in all directions.

Chez said...

The photo was taken two days ago. And I love your new profile pic, Beavis.

Chez said...

Actually, I stand corrected. It was shot yesterday.

VOTAR said...

I just googled this and got two different results: it's an intentional burn, or also a lightning strike yesterday that zapped one of the recovery ships.

Seriously. This is some fucked up shit right here.

Norm said...

I hate this so much. This is so tragic and sad, and being a person that walks a half mile to my office, the use of oil in this country deeply saddens me. However, I love the person that blamed this on the republicans. That is such horse shit. Yes, us Republicans are ALL about drilling a mile beneath the ocean. That is ideal for our "drill, baby, drill" motto. I think political agendas have nothing to do with it. Everyone is at fault for this one.