Question of the Week: Is the Gulf tragedy galvanizing a change?

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The Gulf catastrophe is getting a lot of attention. And it should be. But it’s difficult to know what effect this tragedy is having on our consciousness and on policy. What are you noticing in the news, in conversation and in yourself?

Is the Gulf tragedy galvanizing a change in the trajectory of human presence on the planet?

Huffington post has a good collection of photos from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill.

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  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Casio-GW9200-Solar-Atomic-Watch-Review John

    Great stuff – Thanks for putting up that information, I think that it largely answers my question.

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Casio-GW9200-Solar-Atomic-Watch-Review John

    Great stuff – Thanks for putting up that information, I think that it largely answers my question.

  • Cassandra

    I believe that this is just a load of crap, for monymakers and greedy people to get richer. 11 people died and they can be considered collateral damage. I find it so incredible that that much oil would actually be stoop. A well that size could be plugged? Well, if you can plug it now , it could’ve been plugged at first. Are we really so blinded by the silly notion that this does not happen in America? Who is truly greedy in the world? What’s so sad is that all of us will suffer, rich, poor, white, black and everyone in between if this earth continues to be damaged for profit.

  • Cassandra

    I believe that this is just a load of crap, for monymakers and greedy people to get richer. 11 people died and they can be considered collateral damage. I find it so incredible that that much oil would actually be stoop. A well that size could be plugged? Well, if you can plug it now , it could’ve been plugged at first. Are we really so blinded by the silly notion that this does not happen in America? Who is truly greedy in the world? What’s so sad is that all of us will suffer, rich, poor, white, black and everyone in between if this earth continues to be damaged for profit.

  • damian balmaceda

    why 4 years???

  • damian balmaceda

    why 4 years???

  • Gary

    Many reasons:
    Scientists began saying 5-6 years ago that we have 10 years to make a difference.
    Four years is short enough to convey urgency and enough time to get something done.
    Four years coincides with Millenium Development Goals–2014-15

  • Gary

    Many reasons:
    Scientists began saying 5-6 years ago that we have 10 years to make a difference.
    Four years is short enough to convey urgency and enough time to get something done.
    Four years coincides with Millenium Development Goals–2014-15

  • Don Hoernschemeyer

    No change, except window dressing at the national level. The power of big oil companies in the seats of power in Washington, is overwhelming. At least so far. I see no signs of significant change. People by-and-large do not get the connection between the behemoth vehicles they drive and the Gulf oil disaster. We’re collectively fat and complacent.

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