Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Truth and Environmental Consequences

We all have to face some harsh truths about the world we're living in. It's been one year since the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded. According to the National Audubon Society:

The BP disaster has had significant impacts on birds, other wildlife, coastal communities, and vital beach and wetland habitat in the region. Now, months after the oil has stopped flowing, we know that its lasting impacts will only be revealed over time—and recovery will be a long-term process. The oil washing ashore last year occurred at the height of breeding season, with dire implications for many species of birds—including Brown Pelicans, just removed from the Endangered Species list.
However, birds are not the only populations impacted, of course. It is disappointing, to say the least, that the government still has yet to take action when so many problems remain. The Sierra Club reports:
In January, the President's Oil Spill Commission released their final recommendations which support many of the Gulf Coast's recovery priorities, while helping to protect our nation's coasts from future drilling disasters. Gulf communities are still waiting for action from Congress and the Administration to restore the region.
But an even bigger concern to the health of everyone in the world is the current nuclear crisis. This video, featuring a talk by Dr. Helen Caldicott, lays out the dangers presented to human health:

(Click here for embedded video)

We are going to have some serious consequences of the industrialization of the world to deal with in our immediate future. I hope we're all up to it... and yet, I fear most are just sticking their heads in the sand.

Related posts:
On BP's Oil Atrocity
Blog Action Day: Water for All
Why Republicans Can't Admit Climate Change is Real

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1 comment:

prasad said...

It was a really one of the worst disaster in the history in that sector the work really tough so many precautions have to be taken while working so past is past now the workers have to take preliminary precautions while they working then these disasters will not occur again and again.