Since I’ve been reading the book Disaster Capitalism and thinking about Green things in general, especially after this HUGE TRAGEDY in the Gulf of Mexico… OMG. You are not going to believe this branch of SCIENCE.
First here is HANDS OFF MOTHER EARTH! You better click this link and see what all the buzz is about.
I started doing research because I wondered why so much dispersant was being poured into the Gulf. Why?
And then there is geo-engineering –the biggest technological gamble of all –which Koonin and BP see as a viable backup plan. Geoengineering refers to seemingly outlandish large-scale schemes to re-engineer atmospheric and ocean systems in order to counteract global warming. Like the massive, improbable-sounding concrete caps, nuclear options and ‘top kill’ plans now being played out on the deepwater horizon well head, such schemes have a boyish sci-fi feel to them – dumping iron in the ocean to prompt plankton blooms that would gobble up C02 or whitening clouds to reflect sunlight back to space.
Once you start looking into this? OMG.
Dead zones are areas in the water where algae blooms as it feeds on nutrients in high concentrations of foreign matter, such as methane, in this case, or, more typically, the components of farmland fertiliser runoff into water. The algae gorge, reproduce quickly and then, in turn, are eaten by bacteria in a process that depletes the immediate area of oxygen. Fish and other sea life cannot survive in these zones.
That the spill could cause a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico would be yet another negative for the environ-ment, already suffering from destruction of marine nurseries and bird nesting grounds in the wetlands and projections of negative impacts on sea life along the Gulf Coast. The knock-on effect would be a pocket of the Gulf where fishermen would find no fish to harvest.
But there is more!
It looks like algae is very, very valuable at the mo. Very.
It’s disgusting. The first suicide has already been reported in the Gulf. How many more “little people” do you expect will suffer sometime soon?
Rich boys tinkering. With climate and the earth itself?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Geek (disambiguation).
The word geek is a slang term, noting individuals as “a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc.” Formerly, the term referred to a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken, bat, snake or bugs. The 1976 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary included only the definition regarding geek shows.
This word comes from English dialect geek, geck: fool, freak; from Low German geck, from Middle Low German. The root geck still survives in Dutch gek: crazy, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut: geek’s hat, used in carnivals.
The real irony is that plastic is made from petroleum products in the first place.
Geoengineer that. Why don’t you?
You have fucked with the earth and look what you have created.
Nostradamus has a very big prophecy about what you have done.