Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill on Creatures

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  1. Victoria Dubois profile image60
    Victoria Duboisposted 12 years ago

    We humans do not own this Earth, but we sure act as if we do! We were put here to share & co-exist with all of the beautiful creatures, not destroy their environment to suit our needs. After all, aren't we the one's with the brains & reasoning power?

    1. profile image49
      paarsurreyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi friend Victoria Dubois

      I agree with you.


      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

  2. lender3212000 profile image61
    lender3212000posted 12 years ago

    Yes but unfortunately for some, the dollar clouds that reasoning power to the point where it fails to function properly.

    1. Victoria Dubois profile image60
      Victoria Duboisposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  3. timorous profile image78
    timorousposted 12 years ago

    Apparently the brains & reasoning power is in short supply.  While I haven't been following all the details of this oil "spill"...(more like a gusher), it seems once again that plundering the earth's resources has taken precedence over the safety of people, plants and wildlife.  You can't undo the damage that's been done.  All the money in the world isn't going to bring those creatures back.  I hate to be a pessimist, but it likely won't be the last time something like this happens. sad

    1. Victoria Dubois profile image60
      Victoria Duboisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely....so horribly unfortunate what we have done & continue to do to this beautiful planet.

  4. Buck Steiner profile image59
    Buck Steinerposted 12 years ago

    Its pretty simple, humans love to be comfortable, we at one time lived a very primitive lifestyle. We called it the "Middle ages" all the little critters lived in their natural state and were very happy, we on the other hand lived a very disgusting existence. Somehow I doubt you ladies would want to live that way again!

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Buckie - You frame the argument like there are only 2 choices.  1) Burn fosssil fuels and contribute to global warming and pollution OR 2) Return to the 'Middle Ages".  Actually there are a variety of other options that will allow a good standard of living without enriching the oil companies who are bent on selling every gallon o oil even if it ruins the planet.

      1. Victoria Dubois profile image60
        Victoria Duboisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, exactly.

    2. Victoria Dubois profile image60
      Victoria Duboisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you are right about that, but what about cultivating the other types of energy & cutting down on our use of it.  I personally have cut way down on electricity & way, way down on gas & drive a very small vehicle.

  5. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 12 years ago

    Unfortunately, we are not part of the food chain like the other creatures on earth.  Except after we die, perhaps.  Mankind has overpopulated this little planet and we've always used the "creatures" for food and clothing. 

    The oil spill will do major damage which need not have happened if we had already changed over from fossil fuels.  But the powers that be will not let go of this traditional source of power until it is uneconomical to do so!

    1. JWestCattle profile image60
      JWestCattleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I take it you eat veggies, from a cool market with all the variety you need to stay healthy, and wear straw shoes as you don't travel many miles a day on your feet?  And ride a bicycle?  Or perhaps you are rich enough to drive one of those new-fangled cars?  Awesome!  Too bad the rest of the world is not as fortunate.  As well, you must be agreeable to legislating 1 baby for each family for every race or religion in this country and around the world - gotta solve that population problem.

      But, of course, Freddie Mac needs another $10 Billion dollars, and Freddie's needs have proven much more important than just about anything through every Democratic administration or Congress, so we just can't put much money toward fresh veggies for all, cow zoos, hybrid cars, and population control; much less close attention and intellect and science and money instantly put to use to understand and contain an oil spill that will forever change the landscape and change lives forever, including mine.

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Nope, Randy is a big meat eater. In fact, he raises cattle. They're free-range cattle, however. He also grows row crops. I just didn't want you to picture him as some quiche-eating city boy who thinks steak comes in those neat little packages in a gourmet market!

        1. JWestCattle profile image60
          JWestCattleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for pointing that out, I jumped when I should have sat still, something pulled my vegan trigger and I went blind. I'm gonna blame it on DougHughes making me irritable, and definitely make sure it never happens again.  sad

          1. habee profile image92
            habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            I like the sound of that - blame it on Doug! Sounds better than "Blame it on Bush"! lol

  6. MikeNV profile image69
    MikeNVposted 12 years ago

    Our purpose is still subject to question.

    And the belief that everything that goes wrong in nature can just be paid for by some corporation or government is laughable.  But the media seems to support this preposterous idea.

    When you kill the environment money won't bring it back to life.  And once again all the government regulation and safegaurds that are supposedly in place failed to work.

    The Government can't prevent an oil spill... but they can tax away global warming.  Sheese.

  7. Fluffymetal profile image68
    Fluffymetalposted 12 years ago

    it just makes me sad sad for all the sea creatures and beaches

    1. Victoria Dubois profile image60
      Victoria Duboisposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  8. Ralph Deeds profile image65
    Ralph Deedsposted 12 years ago

    The Gulf oil spill is likely before it's over to be a major ecological tragedy inflicting greater damage than hurricane Katrina.

  9. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    Cut costs to make more profit...when do we ever learn?

    Heard today that they will be criminally charged.

    And when they do, I hope they don't forget Cheney and his energy clique who put their oil-loving friends on the MMS.

    That will be but one of the crimes Chinless is involved in.

  10. billyaustindillon profile image63
    billyaustindillonposted 12 years ago

    Hi all I have tried to keep up to date on all this with a few hubs - just posted one on the oil dispersing chemicals for those interested - have one on wildlife, oysters and fishing also. Thanks.

  11. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 12 years ago

    I have been involved with the undersea oil business - I never understood why simple safeguards against spills were not put in place - you would think there would have been a plug or tap of some kind at the well head wouldn't you - not hard to think of - I bet all the people involved have a water tap where the water comes into their houses in case of emergency!


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