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Friday, August 06, 2010

Mother Nature just doing her thing....

From the Agora 5 Minute Forecast -

According to the feds, 74% of all the oil leaked into the Gulf has already been removed. “Much of the rest,” The New York Times summarizes a government report released today, “is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional risk of harm.”

Nearly half -- 41% -- of the oil simply “evaporated, dissolved or dispersed” -- taken care of by Mother Nature herself. That’s a larger share of spill containment than all of BP’s burning, skimming, recovery, dispersing and plugging efforts… combined.

The report estimates about a million barrels of crude oil remains floating in the Gulf.

Of course, it's not good to blow out your oil wells, but we can be thankful that nature has oil-eating bacteria out there. Add oil to the seawater, with heat from the sun, and sunlight, and stir it up with wind and wave and you see that the oil is going away faster than many people expected.

“In a normal environment, oil-eating bacteria are in equilibrium with their surroundings. If there's not much oil in the water, the bacteria are few and far between. But if you add oil to the mix, the bacteria bloom.

“As the bloom progresses, more bacteria eat more and more of the oil. They eat the oil until it's mostly gone. When the ‘oil food’ is gone, the bacteria die off. The result is much less oil, and much more microscopic biomass in the water.”

So the question you have to ask is....if the environment can deal with the worst oil spill in the history of the planet, then why don't we believe that the environment will deal with "excessive CO2" with equal effectiveness? Answer - because if we believed that, we couldn't be taxed for the air we breath and Washington wouldn't be able to keep it's boot on our throats!

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