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we are Atlantis

Posted on 2010.06.11 at 10:46
Until my next post, I want to propose one thing to you, for you to think about...

WHAT IF: This oil eruption, which is also spewing out of other spots in the earth, since the pipe was exploded - what if we can't stop it? And what if underground oil - a theoretically non-biologically created substance - is virtually infinite? THAT means that methane will continue to enter the atmosphere and accelerate global warming.

And THAT also means that the oil will permeate all the oceans - and oxygen in the oceans will diminish and disappear. Plankton will die, release CO2, and increase global warming. Along with disappearing trees, the oceans will lack oxygen, with it's entire food chain dying, and we will no longer be able to breath.

Think about that until I post again. Think about this: This is it. The end. It's over. We can't change this. We're not even history cuz there will be no more history. Think about what this means - and it is HIGHLY POSSIBLE - think about this...


abraham lincoln
abe_lincoln666 at 2010-06-11 17:16 (UTC) (Lien)

That Thought Had Crossed My Mind ...

I believe that there's a much-riduculed school of thought that posits that petroleum is actually a naturally occuring element, much like gold or copper, rather than the rotted remains of dead dinosaurs. If this is true, then we've definitely got something to worry about. What if this leak weakens the crust of the Earth in a way that creates some kind of volcanic action?

Realistically though, I don't think the leak even needs to get much worse than it already is in order to threaten all life on earth. According to what I've read about the Exxon Valdez accident, the area where that spill took place is still largely devoid of sea life, even over 20 years later, and that concentrations of petroleum in water at levels as low as 1 ppm can either kill or drive away much sea life.

What if the entire Gulf of Mexico becomes a "dead zone" with nothing living in it but algae? This will definitely have far reaching effects on the ecosystem, and will also kill every business along the gulf coast that depends on the sea; no more fishing industry (and no more fish!) and no more tourist industry, just a big puddle of death.

There's also news that the spill will start working its way up the Atlantic coast of the US soon; I think there are some estimates that it will begin working its way around the tip of Florida within a week or two, and as soon as it hits the Atlantic currents, it could travel as far as the Carolina coast within a week or so more. And if the leak can't be stopped by the end of the year, eventually, it could spread as far as Iceland and Europe.

I don't know if this is the end of the world or not, but I definitely think that the CEOs and boards of directors of BP, Halliburton, and that other oil service company involved (whose name I can't remember) should all be sitting in jail right now, with guillotines pre-positioned outside their windows (to give them something to think about), in order to get the bastards to cooperate and concentrate on stopping the leak instead of just trying to save their collective financial asses.

Fuck torturing the taliban; torture the BP execs instead.

where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2010-06-11 21:33 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: That Thought Had Crossed My Mind ...

i am a convert to said theory - after all, organic molecules, including methane, are produced in Space all the time. (the dinosaur idea has been replaced by an algae, etc., idea - but I still think it is abiotically produced, mainly)

and here's two interesting thoughts along those lines: life on earth goes WAY WAY down deep down into the earth, beneath the oceans... tiny and even fair sized forms of species on the surface... so the question is: did life ORIGINATE deep down?

next: if oil is so light - if it loves to rise to the top - what the hell is it doing MILES below the surface? PRESSURISED! (as soil and land covered it, it should still rise to the surface!) it's because it's produced deeper down...

anyway, as the "spill" is going, we are screwed even if we fix it - it will spread all over the globe - and accelerate other dead zones. even if we fix it, if you add it to global warming and the current mass-extinction, it is the beginning of the end.

as i gather, there are three ways we can fix the pipe - only one where we can possibly stop the ruptured pipe from leaking deep down, where the oil rises and gushes from other points in the earth. essentially, this way is to insert a long strong pipe INTO the pipe, and lowering it deep down, then sealing it up - but this won't work if the rupture has occured at the very bottom where the original pipe stops.

it will be impossible to stop the other leaks - at various points in the earth - in any other way. so, my opinion is that we shall fail. this was my opinion when they decided to do deep-sea drilling in the first place.

"What if those long pipes BROKE?" I said.
freaky_rara at 2010-06-12 05:32 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: That Thought Had Crossed My Mind ...

I concur. Completely. I've been thinking this all along and it sucks. Didn't have the heart to say it.
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