Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hey Hay - Is There a Simple Way to Clean Up BP's Oil Spill?

By Sandra Noble

Is the clean up of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico a cause we can all unite around? Numerous gallons of oil has been dumped into the gulf. Regardless of the politics around drilling or not drilling, I'm hoping that we can all agree that BP's Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent oil spill off the coast Louisiana, is a bad thing. Unlike greenhouse gases, this pollution that is very visible. It's not good for the oil industry and it's not good for marine life or the environment. But everyone cares about money. In an already struggling economy, the oil spill will negatively impact the economic health of Louisiana, other states, BP and other oil companies.
Our response to the oil spill has been embarrassing. I once had a dysfunctional upper manager in the IT department whose philosophy was that it was more important to fix the blame, then it was to fix the problem. We do need to find out why it happened, so we can prevent a recurrence. But although oil spills can have devastating impacts, they rarely happen. The political posturing is not helping to stop the oil from gushing. Nor will it help the states along the Gulf of Mexico that are noticing tourism cancellations and slow bookings. I don't really understand this, but they even expect North Carolina's coast to be impacted as well by the oil spill.
Some southern boys have a relatively natural solution to the oil cleanup debacle. Their tactic is about absorbing the oil rather than containment. Not sure how practical it is, but the high powered, how dollar technology has failed so far. Hopefully we can find an environmentally friendly solution to rescuing the environment and the economy. We need to think out of the box. Or, in this case, perhaps we need to think out of the barn.
Check out the proposed solution in this video
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