Since an explosion of one of BP’s underwater oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico, over 2.5 million gallons per day (the latest estimation) of oil has flowed into the sea from the well being drilled by the Deepwater Horizon rig. The region’s already fragile ecosystems are threatened even further. BP was rightfully held fully accountable for its mishap (although it initially deflected blame as much as possible), as promised Obama in his June 15th Oval Office speech. A $20 billion escrow fund to pay for damages has already been set up, after a meeting between Obama and BP officials yesterday.
I encourage everyone to be informed on the matter, as this is a serious concern. The environment is going to be the topic of conversation for the next few decades. Energy discussions have clearly increased as the energy security of each nation is threatened with dwindling fossil fuels, along with the (serious) threat of Global Warning.
But even amongst all the seriousness, we must maintain our sense of humor. The video below is one that my friend brought to my attention. Pretty hilarious. Enjoy.