British Petroleum has now inserted a tube into the broken pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico in their latest attempt to stem the flow of oil coming from their damaged deepwater oil operation. BP says this tube is now diverting about 1,000 barrels of oil per day. A drop in the bucket.
The estimates of how many gallons of oil have really spewed into the Gulf of Mexico are wildly variable. PBS has come up with the widget above where you can adjust the flow rate and see just what we could be dealing with here. Mind-boggling doesn't even begin to describe it.
BP themselves told U.S. Congress that as many as 60,000 barrels of oil could be escaping per day, not the 5,000-barrel estimate initially used. This would mean 2.5 million gallons per day or about 70 million gallons since the explosion happened, completely dwarfing the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 in Alaska (10.8 million gallons). The affected beaches in Alaska still smell like a gas station 21 years later. The ecosystem has not recovered, nor have fishermen recovered their livelihoods in this area.
Other experts in the field estimate a worst-case scenario of as many as 4.2 million gallons per day, jacking the number up to over 100 million gallons.
Putting this in perspective, according to engineer Paul Noel, it takes only one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife.
The media is pretty much mum while world leadership sits back doing jack shit as the ecosystem and food chain are poisoned...
Where is our leadership here?
The enormity of this event is slowly tugging at the ancient water knowledge within the bodies and souls of every human being who still has a hint of this understanding. The Piscean energy has been forced to teach its master lessons on energetic connection in this way, and I really wish it weren't the case.
En masse, we can't seem to get beyond trauma-based evolution - a big part of that being pseudo-leadership that profits from misery and destruction, leading us directly into these disasters. There is no pro-activity - just irresonsible situation after irresponsible situation being forced to inevitable conclusions.