Nothing has changed since 1979. Encouraging, huh? Including the part about the competition among politicians over who’s more pro-drilling. To use the technical term, WTF?
The crisis managers need crisis managers.
Thank you, Rachel Maddow, for summing up the continuing oblivion so well. So many seem to have lost interest in the devastation caused by this disaster, and as you have, we’ve been trying to keep it alive here.
That we are even considering moving ahead with the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline is mind-boggling. It would be “game over” for the climate, as has been pointed out repeatedly. It’s time to invest in renewable energy sources, green energy, safe energy.
We need to recreate the sense of urgency that we had back in 2010, because, incredibly, people just aren’t feeling it any more, or they’ve chosen to ignore or forget the catastrophic consequences of the oil volcano to human, plant, and sea life. “It’s as if BP never happened,” as Rachel reminds us in the video.
It’s time to lengthen short attention spans, or we’ll be shortening lives. Or as I like to call it, being pro-life.