In a related post on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon debacle, we revisited the idea in the post Triage: Still In Deep Water.
Those views were accurate.
At the same time the floodgates of the Mississippi River are being opened to unleash disaster on thousands of American people to protect thousands of American people (the Obama Administration announced a bi-partisan plan that could be called "Drill Baby Drill On Steroids").
The use of hydrocarbons (oil, coal, gas) instead of clean energy fuels is causing global warming, which is causing climate change, which in turn is causing the polar ice caps as well as the glaciers to melt.
This eventually puts too much moisture into the atmosphere which naturally turns into excess rains at various locations, which then eventually gets into the Mississippi and other large river systems.
That excess floods the land on its way to the oceans which are rising as an end result.
To turn up the drilling to further pollute and increase the warming is like increasing the speed of your vehicle after hearing that the bridge is out just ahead.
The longer term policy of the governments of the world condemns them as criminals:
In 1959 physicist Gilbert Plass warned in Scientific American that increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was causing climate change. In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson warned Congress of the risk. In 1979 the U.S. National Academy of Sciences warned against a wait-and-see attitude...(Scientific American). The catastrophes that will kill millions were caused by a criminal attitude which identifies current civilization's governments.
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