NASA Timelapse Video Of BP Spill

The next few days will consist of packing, cleaning, moving, and unpacking and more cleaning for me so my posts, if there are any at all, will be short and sweet. Have a good week!

Here’s a timelapse video of the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf from NASA, from April 20 – May 24. Remember, there’s been another month of oil spewing out into one of the world’s richest fishing areas since the last image you see.


And if that leaves you feeling depressed and/or disheartened, read the most recent article by Umbra Fisk at, “Ask Umbra On Turning Oil Spill Depression Into Transformation“. Among other things, she points out a recent study that suggests that changing people’s individual behavior may be the best way to grow a movement. Each of us can make a difference.

If you can handle more bad news, “Bigger Dead Zone Projected for Gulf, Even Without Oil’s Effects by Tom Laskaway discusses the “Dead Zone” caused by an annual oxygen-depleting algae bloom in the waters off the Gulf Coast, that can be traced back to agrichemicals that drain into the Gulf from the U.S. Midwest.

Isn’t it about time we collectively stopped messing around with the planet? We are part of the web of life, and right now at this point in history we are a particularly toxic and deadly part of it. Go to FourYears.Go for a inspiration on a different way of being on our home, the Eaarth.

Diver’s View of the Gulf Oil Disaster: Floating Gobs Of Death

AP photographer Rich Matthews offers people a view of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico from underwater.  Risking his own health, Mr. Matthews has been diving into the contaminated waters with nothing more than a wetsuit, scuba gear and a video camera. This is some of what he has to say:

Splashing here forty miles offshore the images are heartbreaking. Oil so thick it blocks out almost all of the light below. Because of the darkness I stay just 10 to 15 feet under the surface, but I can see oil in every direction as far as I can look. Up and down.”

See the disturbing video for yourself, and then take the time to call your elected representatives and tell them you want clean energy NOW.