Crude Awakenings, Oil Spill Boardgame & Sea floor fucked beyond repair

Jane Fulton hat eine sehr „schöne“ Fotoserie am Start, die daran erinnert, dass es außer Sommerloch und Fußball noch tonnenweise Rohöl von BP zu berichten gibt. (via Ignant)

Living on the shores of Lake Michigan, I am acutely aware of the disastrous toll the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has taken on all forms of life, especially as our beaches opened to the 2010 swimming season. This environmental, social and economic catastrophe highlights a much larger problem that has inflicted untold suffering as we exploit the earth’s resources worldwide.

We are all responsible for leading lives that create demand for unsustainable energy.
We are also all responsible for the solution and we must work together to protect the balance of life.

Ein Boardgame von BP aus den 70ern hatte ziemlich genau das Szenario auf dem Schirm, das grade den SuperGAU im Golf von Mexiko verursacht. Man kann ja viel sagen über BP, aber Nachhaltigkeit im Wortsinn haben sie wohl schon ziemlich lange auf dem Schirm: BP oil slick predicted in rare 1970’s BOARD GAME (via Arbroath)

A rare BP board game was unearthed which chillingly warns of oil slicks with $1million clean up costs – one per cent of the amount now being spent EVERY DAY.

The 1970s set ‘BP Offshore Oil Strike’ promises all the ”thrills of drilling” in the North Sea with the first person to make £120million dollars crowned the winner.

But players are also warned of potential oil spills caused by rig damage in ‘hazard’ cards, which would cost ‘£1m dollars’ to clear up.

[update] Mehr über das Boardgame: Rare 1970s BP board game promises oil 'thrills' comes back to haunt them.

Und wenn es stimmt, was CNN da berichtet, dann ist der Golf von Mexiko sowieso fucked beyond repair. Denn da scheint überall der Meeresboden aufgerissen und das Öl strömt nicht nur aus der Bohrstelle: Scientists Warn Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured Beyond Repair Video confirms it. (via Fefe)

According to Sagalevich’s report, the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico is not just coming from the 22 inch well bore site being shown on American television, but from at least 18 other sites on the “fractured seafloor” with the largest being nearly 11 kilometers (7 miles) from where the Deepwater Horizon sank and is spewing into these precious waters an estimated 2 million gallons of oil a day.

Interesting to note in this report is Sagalevich stating that he and the other Russian scientists were required by the United States to sign documents forbidding them to report their findings to either the American public or media, and which they had to do in order to legally operate in US territorial waters.

Außerdem wird die Berichterstattung über die Ölkatastrophe unterbunden während das Öl von Hurrikan Alex an Strände gespült wird, die bereits gereinigt waren… und BP kommt natürlich nicht zweimal zum Saubermachen. (via BoingBoing, /.)

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