Why Is It So Hot? Ocean and Environmental Disasters

Casualties Of Ecological Disasters

Our beautiful garden, destroyed in less than a week by drought and un-real heat. (2012)
Our beautiful garden, destroyed in less than a week by drought and un-real heat. (2012) | Source

The Air Conditioner Filter was Clogged

This is going to be a short explanation as to why many places on the globe are experiencing record breaking heat waves. The News agencies are not saying much about it. Real Environmental Scientists are keeping quiet, because it is not good. It is one thing to say, "a few more days, and the temperatures will be dropping". It is another to say, "There is no end in sight for increasing temperatures."

On April 20, 2010, when the DeepWater Horizon was extracting a drill bit from an exploratory insertion, it is probable that a spark was caused as the bit came through a natural gas pocket. The proceeding explosion took the lives of 11 humans. When the explosion occurred, all that was left, was a gaping wound. There was no pipe to plug or cap. As a student in Geology/Environmental Geology, this was a topic highly discussed in our Environmental Geology class. We all knew the implications, and probably none of us have discussed this with anyone outside of Scientific circles.

I remember my feelings as I read a book published by a brave woman; "Writing In an Age of Silence: 2007" by Sara Paretsky. I wrote her personally, advising her to keep a high profile, as she wrote about things that Americans were in terror to say out loud. If you disagreed in any manner with the Administration 2002 - 2009, you were considered an enemy combatant. Those who openly admitted they were not of this Administration's Party, were shunned and called evil. Thankfully that time is gone, but there is a residual effect on the 4th Estate.

During the Dark Years, 02 - 09 mainstream News Agencies were bought and sold. Today, most Media outlets are owned by big energy. In our State, the same Power behind the Fayetteville Shale Project of Natural Gas Extraction, owns all of the Newspapers. The 4th Estate, the other balance of powers in the U.S., no longer exists. There has been a big push by environmentalists to urge the U.S. Senate to pass The Clean Energy Act. In times past, when "The Fairness Doctrine" existed, there would have been equal ads, equal speech and opposing views in Letters to the Editor. Those times are gone.

Big energy has been so used to buying everything they want, that they have been able to buy chunks of words that cannot be accessed by a normal Google Search. One day a few weeks ago, (July 2010), all references to Natural Gas Extraction by Fracking were removed from Google. The only thing you could find was "frack" used as an alternative to the "f" word. They are back, but information has been manipulated. Whenever Lilly posts a blog or Hub Page article concerned about the environment and Clean Energy, my pages are filled with ads promoting drilling, and natural gas extraction. Funny.

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Dead Zones in The Gulf

Update June 2015

The cycles of global oceanic tides from the Gulf of Mexico to the rest of the world are about 3 year cycles. Our globe is over heated, and Earth needs to be cooled down. Lilly wrote the article, nearly a year later, she already knew what was coming. She took precautions to keep from being used to cooled air. This heat we are experiencing is deadly. Our ground water is hot, the earth is hot.

In the atmosphere, our cyclonic winds that worked well and in conjunction with the Ocean tides, were what cleaned and cooled our oceans currents (waters), through the "scrubbers" of the Gulf Coast; the Wetlands. Now they are off kilter, and damaged. We have less fresh air, less clean and cool water.

Humans may or may not be the cause, but it can not be healthy for human survival that we are removing trees and mountains at a rate that cannot be sustained square footage of our Globe's crust, for fuel... It feels like eating our tail.

Our greed for energy will stop one day. If there are survivors, they will once again love the Earth. She will do for those who honor and respect her. We will come in harmony with our habitat, or we will not survive. Our society stands as one giant connected i-pod™, or Smartphone™, who could not consider life without broadband. To our destruction we will demand fuel.

Peace and cool breezes to you all. July 24, 2011 100+ degrees. 8 /6/ 2011, still 100+

Peace, rain and cool breezes to you all July 25, 2012 102 degrees Record Hot Year. The ground water is so warm, it would like as not cool a nuclear cooling tower...

Five Years Later - BP Oil Spill - MSNBC

Too Many Have Ignored the Damage Done by Pollution

For too many decades, regulators and industry pretended that whatever pollution or damage was done to the Earth, only happened in that area alone. Nothing else was affected. We all know as a fact, that everything we do has a ripple effect. The extent of our ripples is one that most people do not want to acknowledge. If we humans will admit it, we refuse to change our lifestyles. We want what we want, and we want it now, and we want it faster. Humans around the world have been kept up to date on the Gulf Oil-Crisis, all of us wanted the gushing oil to stop. Most humans are repelled by the sight of oil soaked birds, dolphins floating belly up, and the probability that we will no longer be able to harvest food from any set of waters.

Our waters have been viewed by Industry as garbage bins for toxic-waste by-products. A little here, a little there has turned into tons per hour, along each River and major tributary. In the U.S., many waters flow into the Arkansas River, the Mississippi River and Embayment. All of this toxin, drug-filled water drains into the Gulf of Mexico. Add a billion gallons of oil, sprinkle with Corexit and you have a gloppy bowl of poison, that must be labeled as a Superfund site. Present U.S. law and tax code, leaves an opening for the responsible parties of a toxic disaster to abandon their property, get a tax write off - then leave most of the financial burden of clean-up to U.S. taxpayers. (link below)

Last summer (2009), I took a Senior level Weather Investigations, and Oceanography course. In these courses, we had 12 Chapters of Topics. We linked to NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Agency), AMS (American Meteorological Society), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). We had a textbook, and a workbook, and on-line capsules to complete each chapter. It was here that I learned how vital the Gulf of Mexico is to the entire Globe. The Gulf of Mexico is the biggest Wetland in the world. A wetland (link below) is like a giant filter for any given area. It filters water, using bacteria to break down nasties, cleaning water and improving Air Quality for that area. Our global Air Conditioning filter is clogged.

The waters, ocean currents and air currents at the Gulf of Mexico, are an important stopping and starting place for all ocean water, and all air currents. We are only seeing the oil and maybe hearing about problems being caused by dispersant use. There are multiple issues at work that are complicated, and can be found in scientific journals. Links are provided below to help, should you want to investigate further.

So, they mostly stopped the gusher in the Gulf, but it is only the tip of the melted ice cube. Because the Air Conditioner Filter is clogged, many chain reactions are happening. I have not wanted to write about this, because I do not want to cause a panic. People need to know how important our Earth and Eco-systems are. For decades in the U.S. the Energy Industries have become so powerful that no one can stop them in the regulatory arena. They always show up to public meetings, they always have hundreds of responses to requests for Public Comments during rule-making. When it comes to regulatory matters, Americans mainly are too busy playing Farm or War games to get involved. So be it.

There is only one way we can change the way Industry treats the earth, and this is via Consumerism. If there is no demand for oil, there will be no more drilling. If we learn to use passive solar energy, wind and hydro energy we can change the entire economy and they way it operates.. We are living in Lulu world when physicians make people sicker with pharmaceuticals, environmental agencies fight against citizens, but for polluters. Elected officials have come to believe they and their Big Money backers are the ones to be served, and not the People.

Why is it so hot? When will we get relief? - Please find out the answers for yourself, and take some kind of action - please...It's getting Hot in here.

Clouds Do Not Look Like They Used To (2015)

March 2015 - Colorized to show the strangeness of the clouds today
March 2015 - Colorized to show the strangeness of the clouds today | Source

Five Years After Deepwater Horizon

As of today, there have been tons of crude oil and other toxins spilled into our global waters. We are not treating our habitat well.

We are going to have to get off the oil, and rethink energy use.

One of the newest subliminal messaging to go around the world is that we are over-populated, and do not have room for all of the people on our globe. I beg to differ. We have room for people and animals, but we do not have room for more vehicles, planes, boat, and space ships.

It is very, very hot. High temperatures have continued since that fateful spring of 2010, world wide, toxins, spills and man-made disasters have continued to decimate wild life and their habitats.

BP Oil Spill:Criminal Negligence, Thousands Sick, Graveyard Left Behind

2010 Gulf Disaster Buried By the Department of Justice

Extinction Protocol - Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico (2013)

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I live in Ohio and it's really hot here, way more so than normal, whew! Great report on why it has been so hot in the south summer 2010 the Gulf Coast. Thanks for the facts. :)

Joanne 6 years ago

What about our up coming winter? How will that be affected?

Joanne 6 years ago

Forgot to say, I am from Ohio also. Our past winter was awful, with very cold temps and a lot of snow. Pls let us know what you think. I can't stand another cold, snowy, Ohio winter.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

There is no way of telling how this large of a disaster will affect winter patterns. Think of the Earth as a body. She is experiencing fever, and with the cyclonic winds collapsed, and increased salinity in the Ocean and continued loss of our polar caps...I don't know. The Air and Ocean Currents travel the globe. There was a lot of displacement of Oil from layers in the Ocean Crust. Plan for the worst and pray for the Best!

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

What is alarming is the winters seem colder and then the summers seem hotter. I guess we better get prepared for whatever else comes. Good hub.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

elayne001, thank you for stopping by and giving this a read. Today we dipped below 100 degrees until about 3:30 p.m., it got hot fast, but thankful for the reprieve.

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TroyM 6 years ago

Fellow Ohioan, too! We need better weather here !

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

TroyM, Thank you for the stop by and read. This will affect the entire globe...the 'filter' is for the world, we in the South are the first to get the brunt of broken cyclonic winds

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EnergyAdvisor 6 years ago from The nearest planet to Venus

Strange things happening to the weather. I live in Suriname(tropics) and it's getting hotter every year. The water level is also rising. I'm building a house right now near the river and I think I'll throw some more sand. It's better to live up the hills I guess:) Thanks for sharing yours..

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

EnergyAdvisor, thank you for your comment. Yes, the global waters are rising, and with the recent calving from the Greenland Glacier,(in one day it broke free, the cracking started in July). The iceberg is 245 sq meters. :0)

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Danielsmommy2008 6 years ago

I live in Northeastern Alabama and this summer has been horribly hot! Also last winter was frigid...hoping things don't go from bad to worse :(.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Danielsmommy, thank you fr coming by. We are neighbors in the South, and today was 100 days >100 ... I am praying for snow...

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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

Interesting article! Strangely enough, summer started rather late in the Southwest this year and it hasn't been too terribly hot this summer. It seems like the worst of it has shifted a bit this year.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Indeed, weather patterns will change. I know in N.Calif, they had record low temps that went through May...The Gulf Coast is part of a global cycle. Glad you guys are benefiting. I am trying to find the proof, but a radio announcer said on Thursday it was 100 days over 100, this includes the Heat Index...Today again is over 100 already. It isn't cooling down at night...arrrg

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mizizkinard 6 years ago

I think your article is wonderful. It is refreshing to know that other people realize that the path to change has to start in the corporate pocketbook. I have recently become very passionate about this subject. It has been in the back of my head for all of my life but only after I was fired from my job and realized that I depended on the system to survive, that I realized 'boy was I in trouble.'

I would love for you to check out my blog at howtosavetheworld.myblogsite.com and comment with me. I plan to begin a journey in aquaponics this spring and a small winter crop of greens this year. I think that if we collectively get away from so much dependency on our failed government, we can force them to change their greedy money grubbing ways. It would take huge numbers and with the information we have yet to discover, about the global impact this most recent oil "spill" will have, people will begin to wake up at alarming numbers. The solutions seem so simple but it is hard for people to collectively implement vast change. Sometimes we need a reason to "make that change". We have known that our gluttonous societal habits would one day cause havoc and we may see that born out very soon. Be watching the weather patterns and prepare yourselves for the changes. Remember the dust storms of the 30s? We have never seen toxic dumping levels (knowingly or unknown by our government) so high. Over such large areas and affecting whole ecosystems as well as the physiology of the residents. Check out a wonderful documentary called fuel by Joshua Tickell. It will MAKE YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING. We can all come together and make our government work FOR US again but we have to unite behind a common goal.

Please Lilly Grillzit, come and blog with me sometimes (http://howtosavetheworld.myblogsite.com/). I have a hub here but it's mostly just for quick thoughts.

Until next time...tah

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omi saide 6 years ago

This article is awesome! The devastating monsoons in Pakistans, Flooding that have killed thousands this year in China, and the links to extract oil below the sea floor thats causing world wide tremors escalating...the consumers are the only ones that can halt this destruction of our biosphere. Excellent hub!

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear omi, Thank you for bringing attention to these natural disasters! Pakistan and China have been nearly underwater the past month. The Gulf Coast really does affect the entire world. At least there is a 3 year currents cycle that is going to be different than anything we've recorded to date. Louisiana is experiencing sizable earthquakes they never have in recorded history. It is not a surprise to Earth Scientists. Thank you for coming by and leaving this thoughtful comment.

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Seakay 6 years ago from Florida

I was just commenting to someone about this very same thing! In Florida, there has been virtually no hurricane activity for a change (so far). However, there is rampant devastation in other parts of the world. "Natural" disasters that really aren't that natural!

Sandra 6 years ago

It does not matter which side of the fence you are on, the government will continue to do the wrong thing. They are not doing what is good for the people but, for their own gain.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Seakay - a good portion of Russia has been on fire for a couple of months...none of this bodes well for our "Green/Blue Planet" a look on google earth will show she is turning as brown as my shoe...

Sandra - Thank you too for coming and giving a read. It is hard to take time to give a read, and comment. I understand what you say about the Government, but keep in mind, we put the Congres people in and just let them run Hog Wild without any inspection. Most people cannot even tell you who their Congress people are, without inspection they Work for Industry only. It is Dirty Industry walking our halls of Congress this past 50 years that have us in a Death Grip

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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

Thanks for a great read! It makes me want to pull out my Oceanography textbook. I think everything, every single topic, has become so political, that some look at these topics and scoff. It's nice to read an article with some substance. and thanks for including the links!

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

thank you! rebekahELLE, it is obvious you have scientific knowledge, and your comments, read and visit mean a lot. Thank you very much. Peace.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you toddlegirlcloth! Thank you for letting me know actions taken. Thanks for stopping by and giving a read. :0)

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Ingenira 6 years ago

It's scary to read the truth. What more will happen to earth in our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren generations to come ?

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Ingenira, we must Hope for the Best, while being prepared for the worst. There are miracles and healing, and many people are "intending" a healing for Mother Earth. As with anything, he Earth will heal when we quit abusing her... :0) Thanks for the read, and comment.

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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I find this to be a most alarming hub, mostly because of the truth contained herein.

I find your take on how to stop this most interesting... money. I have to agree. I wonder though, how do we institute such a move on a global scale? It would have to be global to work you know.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

poetvix, thank you for your comments,and concerns. It is true that worldwide we have to change the way we look at Earth and her resources. Truly though each one Positive thing done will make a difference. The positive thing about Earth is the ability to come back once the toxic behavior stops. I doubt without major Eco Upheavals humans will put away greed. It is really a silly notion of an old school tree hugger who dreams that people will collectively do the right thing. Thank you for your thoughtful comments! :0)

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KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

My husband watched the weather patterns over the Gulf after the oil spill, and he thinks it definitely created something atmospheric over the area that was storm-producing, and obviously may still be, a water heat factor that he felt would influence the weather as I recall. He loves playing weatherman.

On the 'wetland' designation of the Gulf, sadly it is the actual marshes, the base 'wetlands' that are the nursery for much of the Gulf, that were the least protected, the most ignored by federal efforts, as I understand it. Too much focus in the media toward the end seemed to me to be on protecting tourists from getting oil on their pretty sandals when they should have had that manpower and money directed at stopping the oil from reaching the marshes, the birthing grounds of the Gulf.

Not sure what your point is about natural gas and fracking. Why would it all mysteriously be removed from Google search results? What particulars did you notice were changed once they were back again? I think all this fracking is a really bad idea, one that we won't know the consequence of until far too late, should they prove ill, some communities have managed to stop it happening. Feel the same about ethanol, it's production is already polluting rural air, it's a very bad idea running wild now.

Interesting, thought-provoking hub!

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

KFlippin, thank you so much for the visit, read and comment. My mention of the fracking incident is that big energy owns the media now, and they can buy word grouping and keep it off of searches. I am aligned with groups like Sierra Club, Defenders of the Wildlife, and a frequent flier of Public Comments in the EPA's notices. The word is finally getting out about how dangerous fracking is to our systems. Honestly I am not anti-industry, just anti- old school take it its ours to rape and pillage and leave for dead. Since I cant seem to make a point, let me say it is Energy's way of doing business that I have issue with. Thanks for stopping by.

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Inkwell780 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH.

I have to agree with everyting here. Oil and water repel right? What affect does that have on Global temps and what affect on storms? I also live in Ohio and the temps are very high, a veritable Indian Summer. However, nature does have its ebbs and flows since the last Ice Age. Lake Erie was once the dirtiest in the world, or at least of the Five Great Lakes. The Cuyahoga river caught fire and the jokes ensued. However that being said this planet is quite apt at taking care of itself. Lake Erie is no longer so polluted although we still get dead zones but that is from invasive species. Do not panic people it will heal in time, that Great Gulf of Mexico!

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sunny43trevor 6 years ago

Its been scorching hot in the east as well. People are fainting from the heat stroke, it's way too strong. I thinking of moving to Seattle, where the weather is always cool and nice.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Inkwell, Thank You for your great comments! I agree, with a little bit of doing the right thing by Earth healing comes quickly. Panicking will not help, but awareness I think does help. Thank you for taking time and giving this a read and visit

sunny43trevor, thank you for coming by for a read and leaving your comment. It is educational to see all of the places affected differently this summer by weather patterns.

Minglewood 6 years ago

My gawd what a misinformed bunch of opinions. As for the main article, what the hell is it about? It's all over the place. "...the dark years"?? Get a grip.

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SubRon7 6 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Sorry, Minglewood, I'm going to have to go along with LillyGrillzit and most of the other opinions. We are definitely raping the earth and it soon will be too late to stop. A hero is needed...maybe a new Superman?

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TattoGuy 6 years ago

Its raining in Belfast, you wanna swap ?

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you SubRon, glad you stopped by for a read, and left a comment. Please stop by anytime.

TattoGuy, I think in this present weather system that the globe is facing, trading may be a catch 22. Pakistan, India, Russia, and China are getting hit in various ways. Thanks for coming by and leaving a reply! :0)

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gg.zaino 6 years ago from L'America

Great hub write Lilly... this is a topic i can't ever get enough of despite the fear. b@peace- greg z....

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you gg.zaino! I have seen your Hub titles, and haven't started reading yet, but your topics are dear to my Heart as well. Write On!! Peace :0)

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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

Mostly due to mankind. Not all mankind but the ones that are active in some kind of commercial business; pollution plays a big factor. The ozone layer is depleting(ed) because NASA thinks its cool to punch holes in the ozone to get their rockets through and of course we will heat up if that protective layer is gone awry, which it has. The ozone doesn't produce more ozone it is a set amount that when a hole is punched through it, it has to fill the hole and thus thins itself out. The effect of this thinning is called global warming.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

brotheryochanan, thank you for stopping by, giving a read, and leaving this insightful comment! It is true...some stuff is only renewable every couple of million years, can't buy the Ozone Layer at Home Depot!

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KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

You know, the rocket launch success of this hub in under 2 weeks is just astounding, and quite curious. I've tried to find some value from it, but at this point I have to agree with Minglewood -- it is terribly hard to figure out what the hub is actually about. Apparently, there are many who are much smarter than I who read this and find it of great value as a whole. I found it of interest in parts, and completely could not comprehend it as a whole making a thematic point.

A few days back, I broke it down in to pieces to try and address the content, which is very well-written grammatically, etc.. I commented then about the spill effects in the Gulf, and was actually reluctant to point out that the very wetland birthing grounds now smothering in oil, are the direct result of our feds lack of concern, their quelching of local efforts to protect the marshes, despite the fact that it is the fed's duty to protect our waters!

I do not think big oil controls the media. If so, you would have seen a very different portrayal of the oil spill. The left wing liberal Democrats control the mainstream media, and only God knows who controls the left wing liberals. If big oil controlled the media we wouldn't know that natural gas fracking is a new technique with unknown consequences, and we certainly would not have stupid support for more and more ethanol production, which is polluting our rural air, and of course results in less oil/gas use.

Does anyone reading this know that ethanol plants cannot be placed in metroplitan areas because they would raise the air pollution levels above what is deemed acceptable? There's plenty of fodder for use in ethanol production in metro areas, but many fought it and won. Instead ,the pure rural air is deemed okay to corrupt in the name of ethanol -- as an alternative to oil. Go figure.

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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

Thought provoking hub, lots to think about here. Good job with the facts.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

KFlippin, thank you for your well thought out second comment on this topic. Go to the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), and track media companies and all of their affiliates, the same companies who now own Time Warner, FOX News, Associated Press and the like are owned by or affiliated with big Energy Companies...I did not say Oil specifically.

"The protection of the Wetland areas were not stopped by the Federal Government..." is a false news bit that circulated wildly, like a lot of other misinformation and rants that have people very confused.

In July, at a meeting in our town with those are very concerned about this habitat we call "Earth", we had residents of the Gulf Coast come and visit, and tell their personal stories. Questions were asked, "why did our government turn away help, and refuse construction of man-made barrier reefs". The facts were presented, and it was found to be another load of false information circulated by those who are champions at it.

The construction of man-made barrier reefs from an environmental science stand point, and from an economic stand point was not a solution.

Each time man starts pilfering around in the environment he causes a chain of effects that cannot be undone.

KTrippin, write a Hub about it, and show citations for Government documents, factual publications, and other Scientific publications, and use more than one source. Feel free!

Ethanol is not a solution, especially if it is cooked with Corn. Corn is the least beneficial plant with which to make fuel with, but because of those who roam the halls of Congress with money dripping out of their pockets, Corn it is and no other crop may be used by law.

One pound of beets will produce 5 gallons of fuel. It takes 5-6 pounds of corn, to produce one gallon of fuel. Hemp is even better. Beets and Hemp actually help the soil, corn ruins the value of topsoil.

Rural areas have always been where Industry does their dirty work, because traditionally people in rural communities do not respond to Public Notices in the newspaper about future Permitting of such plants.

Rural community members rarely show up for Public Meetings announced in the Public Notice of the newspaper.

Citizens are easily convinced that prosperity will be had by them, for simply going along and coming to work. They don't discuss the health affects, the toxins that will remain in waterways, aquatic life, soils and the air.

They don't talk about when they start getting fined for these activities, they will settle for pennies on the dollar, and eventually abandon the sites...called National Priorities List or Superfund Properties...leaving the little town to pay for clean-up or simply maintain it.

The cost falling back on the shoulders of Taxpayers. Oh, they get a tax write off for abandoning business properties...Thanks once again to those who show up at Law Making time in the halls of Congress.

For one, often the notices need an engineer or lawyer to understand, and much of the rural south are plain people who speak plain language. Regulatory talk puts a "deer in the headlights look on our face"

The South is notorius for allowing big pollutors to come and do as they please. The call it "pay to play", they are fond of calling it Progress. Louisiana as well as my own State and Texas are all in Region 6 of the EPA.

Texas was the first State where Fracking started. The companies who do the fracking are subcontractors of Big Natural Gas Providers. In Texas, they operated illegally for about 4 years. TDEQ attempted to corral the frackers and make them apply for and obtain permits for what they were doing.

In 2007, the Frackers abandoned the Great State of Texas for non-compliance, and came to the State of Arkansas. If it had not been a complaint from a dying man in TX to Arkansas, we would not have had any idea of the damage they do.

In TX now, in areas where fracking occurred they are having sinkholes occur. There is very little usable ground water any longer, and the State of Texas is desperately trying to get a pipeline from the Arkansas River.

The sportsmen/women can tell you all about the fishing now. It is a horrible way to treat the environment. Last Turkey season was the first time in ever we did not have a Turkey hunt, because the population was devestated by the massive fracking, and CAT engines that now litter our countryside.

The Natural Gas companies put these huge entire page ads in our newspapers, showing families playing ball, moms and dads trucking off to work. It is called a "bill of goods". If Mark Twain were alive today, I do believe he could at least make us laugh at ourselves for how easily we sell out.

"The left-wing liberal democrats..." comment always shuts me down, because it lumps all human beings into a group, and falsly makes each individual think the same exact thoughts...it is a false supposition. It is that type of statement and thinking that is bringing back a Civil War, between Brethern...and as usual the real culprits laugh behind their hands red with blood.

It is like me assuming that many statements in answer are from a person who depends on Fox news for their life of information and are Tea Party, Guns-in-Churchy, Right-wing GOP supporters...I don't believe that is all there is to people, it is very short sited.

Hope this helps. There are links to documents used to create this Hub, and there are millions more where that came from. It is not wise to talk about these type of subjects without being able to back it up.

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susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

Enjoyed your hub. Glad to see you have som any facts.

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DebsW 6 years ago

Excellent hub, really well presented info and interesting points raised. I like the way you try to get your readers to think for themselves rather than just bludgeoning us with facts.

I hope lots of people take notice!

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you for noticing MsDebsW! I encourage people to think outside of the clammering/flashing lights. Even if it means they disagree with me... :8 - >

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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

up in teh "icy cold north" it is anything but, so a timely article. bravo!

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Rebecca E. Thank You! Thanks for taking the time and giving this a read! :0)

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Kotori 6 years ago from Chicagoland

In the Midwest, we've been seeing record flooding. For the past couple of years, actually. It fits perfectly with the assertions about global climate change.

Thanks for posting this.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Kotori, thank you for stopping by. We are still having days over 100 degrees in Arkansas. People are so far removed from their world, they don't even remember if it's normal or not!

Man, we are in dire straits. Hope we have time to turn it back a little

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wolfpack5 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi LillyGrillzit, Its has not been warm up here very much at all this summer, 2 or 3 days were above 20 which is only in the 70's. But anyway try to stay cool my friend :)

have a great day.....

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you Wolfpack5. We lost all of our Pecans, they fell off of the trees immature, because of the heat and dry weather. I am glad you are having decent weather.

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Hxprof 6 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

I read your article-much to consider here.

Central Florida experienced above normal highs most of the summer, but the real surprise for me were the night time temps; they were also 2-3 degress above normal...I've not seen that combination down here over an entire season ever.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you for the read, and comment. After 2-4 months of a few too many degrees, it adds up. Glad you came by :0).

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MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

Wow, you really know how to spark a conversation! Great work, and I have to say today it was around 67 with the sun shinning and windy, perfect! So much better than the 100+ we had all summer. But I am sure the residents in LA are wondering where their 113 degree weather came from this past week. Things that make you go hmmm....

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you MyMastiffPuppies1, Yesterday we had 60+ weather, it was awesome, but our temps have been in the high 80's early 90's all last week. Today is chilly as well, but yes...our weather patterns, and ocean currents are very different. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Hi there LillyGrillzit-I must say that you are an incredible writer and you have done a great job with so much information. I might not know all the details of this subject but it is easy to see we are seeing record changes in weather and our environment. Oh I am so impressed with your ability to back up this complex issue. Nice job and thanks for the great info.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Minnetonka Twin, Thank you for giving this a read, and you positive comments.

I was alarmend the other day when a friend said, "well, it's always like this". Assuredly, I used to work on a job that required me to monitor weather, temps, wind, precipitation, throughout an entire day. These are records since we have been keeping track in our modern world. It has not always been like this!

I am concerned for modern mankind, when people cannot understand that the red under the satellite images of the Earth in the background during the evening news isn't a new color trend, but the actual ground has become so warmed for such extended periods, our globe is changing to a dead color. Our beautiful Green Globe is withering and drooping away...

While places like Pakistan, China and Indonesia have been under water for 4 months or more. Russia stays on fire.

The good news?...People keep demanding dirty energy, and waiting for someone else to fix things, so

Energy and Oil companies continue to gain record profits.

Kaity 6 years ago

You guys can complain all you want but I live in Louisiana. We've seen the worst of all this. Not to mention it's November, our Christmas tree is up and it is OVER 80 DEGREES TODAY. Yeah, we are all miserable.

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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Kaity, Thank you so much for visiting and leaving this heartfelt comment. I have all sympathy for neighbors in LA.

I am wishing cooling breezes that don't include disasterous weather. The best to you, thanks.

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