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Such sadness for the blue planet …..

May 5, 2010

Associated Press Photograph from Huffington Post

More oil drifting.  More of man’s madness on display.  The blue marble weeps ……

The spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already begun it’s deadly march.  Tendrils of oil spread toward the shoreline – reach down to the depths where they cannot be seen – fouling the marine life chain – threatening endangered species – killing off life.

Officials have estimated that the leak is gushing oil at a rate of 5,000 barrels a day. But if things go badly, representatives for the companies worried that that figure could turn into 60,000 barrels a day, or 2.5 million gallons. Just four days at that rate would exceed the amount of oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez off Alaska, the worst spill in U.S. history.

I feel ashamed to drive my car.  I feel ashamed to consider hopping into a plane.  I am embarrassed that I haven’t converted most of my house to solar or wind, that I am a part of the addiction to fossil fuel.  I pledge to do more to reduce my own footprint.  I pledge to be a better citizen and to work tirelessly to bring a measure of sanity our human resource consumption.

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