Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill - End of the World as We Know It?

I think one thing we can say for sure regarding the oil volcano still spewing petroleum into the ocean at a fantastically and sickening rate - we are learning first hand just how big of lie "peak oil" theory was. Worse than Global Warming.

If only the world were running out of oil...we might have some unspoiled oceans left after the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf finally runs out....but it doesn't look like BP or the Obama Admin or FEMA or The Coast Guard, or The Navy or any other official entity that is supposed to be doing something to stop this has the slightest fucking clue about how to stop this.

I recall reading about abiotic oil several years ago on the internet. All websites that I had previously bookmarked that reference abiotic oil are now all defunct. Perhaps the money of BIG OIL has very very very far reaching influence and have been able to methodically censor the truth about abiotic oil to keep the scarcity-driven profiteering scam going...

Artificial scarcity is the only way to ensure profitability of what now looks like an overly abundant and highly useful commodity. So the only thing to do is to promote "scientific research" that states a theory like 'peak oil' and through the media, and tremendous financing through a wide variety of channels...has now become accepted as conventional wisdom and proven fact.

Not so.

If BP/Obama don't get this oil volcano capped and plugged soon, we may literally see the biggest ecological disaster in all of human history.

The potential for disrupting the cycle of life and the balance of nature is so vast and far reaching, it's hard to even begin to try and grasp the big picture. How much of life on this earth is dependent upon the inter-connected dynamics of the cycle of life between land life and ocean life?

What happens to land life in the face of a massive ocean die off?

Check out the following article (pdf):

The Obama Administration and senior BP officials are frantically working not to stop the world’s worst oil disaster, but to hide the true extent of the actual ecological catastrophe. Senior researchers tell us that the BP drilling hit one of the oil migration channels and that the leakage could continue for years unless decisive steps are undertaken, something that seems far from the present strategy.

In a recent discussion, Vladimir Kutcherov, Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the Russian State University of Oil and Gas, predicted that the present oil spill flooding the Gulf Coast shores of the United States “could go on for years and years … many years.” 1

According to Kutcherov, a leading specialist in the theory of abiogenic deep origin of petroleum, “What BP drilled into was what we call a ‘migration channel,’ a deep fault on which hydrocarbons generated in the depth of our planet migrate to the crust and are accumulated in rocks, something like Ghawar in Saudi Arabia.”3 Ghawar, the world’s most prolific oilfield has been producing millions of barrels daily for almost 70 years with no end in sight. According to the abiotic science, Ghawar like all elephant and giant oil and gas deposits all over the world, is located on a migration channel similar to that in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico.

As I wrote at the time of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake disaster,3 Haiti had been identified as having potentially huge hydrocasrbon reserves, as has neighboring Cuba. Kutcherov estimates that the entire Gulf of Mexico is one of the planet’s most abundant accessible locations to extract oil and gas, at least before the Deepwater Horizon event this April.

“In my view the heads of BP reacted with panic at the scale of the oil spewing out of the well,” Kutcherov adds. “What is inexplicable at this point is why they are trying one thing, failing, then trying a second, failing, then a third. Given the scale of the disaster they should try every conceivable option, even if it is ten, all at once in hope one works. Otherwise, this oil source could spew oil for years given the volumes coming to the surface already.” 4

He stresses, “It is difficult to estimate how big this leakage is. There is no objective information available.” But taking into consideration information about the last BP ‘giant’ discovery in the Gulf of Mexico, the Tiber field, some six miles deep, Kutcherov agrees with Ira Leifer a researcher in the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara who says the oil may be gushing out at a rate of more than 100,000 barrels a day.5

What the enormity of the oil spill does is to also further discredit clearly the oil companies’ myth of “peak oil” which claims that the world is at or near the “peak” of economical oil extraction. That myth, which has been propagated in recent years by circles close to former oilman and Bush Vice President, Dick Cheney, has been effectively used by the giant oil majors to justify far higher oil prices than would be politically possible otherwise, by claiming a non-existent petroleum scarcity crisis.

Obama & BP Try to Hide

According to a report from Washington investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, “the Obama White House and British Petroleum are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP’s liability for damage caused by what can be called a ‘mega-disaster.’” 6 Madsen cites sources within the US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection for his assertion.

Obama and his senior White House staff, as well as Interior Secretary Salazar, are working with BP’s chief executive officer Tony Hayward on legislation that would raise the cap on liability for damage claims from those affected by the oil disaster from $75 million to $10 billion. According to informed estimates cited by Madsen, however, the disaster has a real potential cost of at least $1,000 billion ($1 trillion). That estimate would support the pessimistic assessment of Kutcherov that the spill, if not rapidly controlled, “will destroy the entire coastline of the United States.”

According to the Washington report of Madsen, BP statements that one of the leaks has been contained, are “pure public relations disinformation designed to avoid panic and demands for greater action by the Obama administration., according to FEMA and Corps of Engineers sources.” 7

The White House has been resisting releasing any “damaging information” about the oil disaster. Coast Guard and Corps of Engineers experts estimate that if the ocean oil geyser is not stopped within 90 days, there will be irreversible damage to the marine eco-systems of the Gulf of Mexico, north Atlantic Ocean, and beyond. At best, some Corps of Engineers experts say it could take two years to cement the chasm on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. 8

Only after the magnitude of the disaster became evident did Obama order Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to declare the oil disaster a “national security issue.” Although the Coast Guard and FEMA are part of her department, Napolitano’s actual reasoning for invoking national security, according to Madsen, was merely to block media coverage of the immensity of the disaster that is unfolding for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and their coastlines.

The Obama administration also conspired with BP to hide the extent of the oil leak, according to the cited federal and state sources. After the oil rig exploded and sank, the government stated that 42,000 gallons per day were gushing from the seabed chasm. Five days later, the federal government upped the leakage to 210,000 gallons a day. However, submersibles monitoring the escaping oil from the Gulf seabed are viewing television pictures of what they describe as a “volcanic-like” eruption of oil.

When the Army Corps of Engineers first attempted to obtain NASA imagery of the Gulf oil slick, which is larger than is being reported by the media, it was reportedly denied the access. By chance, National Geographic managed to obtain satellite imagery shots of the extent of the disaster and posted them on their web site. Other satellite imagery reportedly being withheld by the Obama administration, shows that what lies under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate is a cavern estimated to be the size of Mount Everest. This information has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep it from the public, according to Madsen’s sources.

The Corps of Engineers and FEMA are reported to be highly critical of the lack of support for quick action after the oil disaster by the Obama White House and the US Coast Guard. Only now has the Coast Guard understood the magnitude of the disaster, dispatching nearly 70 vessels to the affected area. Under the loose regulatory measures implemented by the Bush-Cheney Administration, the US Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service became a simple “rubber stamp,” approving whatever the oil companies wanted in terms of safety precautions that could have averted such a disaster. Madsen describes a state of “criminal collusion” between Cheney’s former firm, Halliburton, and the Interior Department’s MMS, and that the potential for similar disasters exists with the other 30,000 off-shore rigs that use the same shut-off valves. 9

Silence from Eco groups?… Follow the money

Without doubt at this point we are in the midst of what could be the greatest ecological catastrophe in history. The oil platform explosion took place almost within the current loop where the Gulf Stream originates. This has huge ecological and climatological consequences.

A cursory look at a map of the Gulf Stream shows that the oil is not just going to cover the beaches in the Gulf, it will spread to the Atlantic coasts up through North Carolina then on to the North Sea and Iceland. And beyond the damage to the beaches, sea life and water supplies, the Gulf stream has a very distinct chemistry, composition (marine organisms), density, temperature. What happens if the oil and the dispersants and all the toxic compounds they create actually change the nature of the Gulf Stream? No one can rule out potential changes including changes in the path of the Gulf Stream, and even small changes could have huge impacts. Europe, including England, is not an icy wasteland due to the warming from the Gulf Stream.

Yet there is a deafening silence from the very environmental organizations which ought to be at the barricades demanding that BP, the US Government and others act decisively.

That deafening silence of leading green or ecology organizations such as Greenpeace, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club and others may well be tied to a money trail that leads right back to the oil industry, notably to BP. Leading environmental organizations have gotten significant financial payoffs in recent years from BP in order that the oil company could remake itself with an “environment-friendly face,” as in “beyond petroleum” the company’s new branding.

The Nature Conservancy, described as “the world’s most powerful environmental group,”10 has awarded BP a seat on its International Leadership Council after the oil company gave the organization more than $10 million in recent years. 11

Until recently, the Conservancy and other environmental groups worked with BP in a coalition that lobbied Congress on climate-change issues. An employee of BP Exploration serves as an unpaid Conservancy trustee in Alaska. In addition, according to a recent report published by the Washington Post, Conservation International, another environmental group, has accepted $2 million in donations from BP and worked with the company on a number of projects, including one examining oil-extraction methods. From 2000 to 2006, John Browne, then BP’s chief executive, sat on the CI board.

Further, The Environmental Defense Fund, another influential ecologist organization, joined with BP, Shell and other major corporations to form a Partnership for Climate Action, to promote ‘market-based mechanisms’ (sic) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental non-profit groups that have accepted donations from or joined in projects with BP include Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club and Audubon. That could explain why the political outcry to date for decisive action in the Gulf has been so muted. 12

Of course those organizations are not going to be the ones to solve this catastrophe. The central point at this point is who is prepared to put the urgently demanded federal and international scientific resources into solving this crisis. Further actions of the likes of that from the Obama White House to date or from BP can only lead to the conclusion that some very powerful people want this debacle to continue. The next weeks will be critical to that assessment.

Now why would the powerful interests want this debacle to continue? Brings to mind the quote, from Rahm Emanuel....

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."

We'll soon see what exactly are those things that they could not do before...they will now do with this Oil disaster as the impetus and rationale.


Jay Hammers said...

Good article sir.

I've recently stumbled on the facts of how we are being poisoned by fluoride, chloride, bromide, heavy metals, and other chemical toxins including those in the pharmaceutical drugs that are pushed on us, while at the same time research into simple natural solutions including supplementation of basic elements such as iodine, boron, magnesium, and selenium may be able to eliminate harmful metals and halides from your body over time and can prevent further damage. Of course, the medical field and pharmaceutical companies would rather push vastly expensive, poisonous drugs, one-third of which contain fluoride, contributing to cancer, early puberty in girls, thyroid problems, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, the list goes on and on. They put fluoride in our water, a toxin shown to decrease IQ and cause symptoms identical with chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Syndrome. They even put bromine in our bread. And they make sure we have no inclination to supplement properly to help prevent disorders from the toxins in our environment. The medical field, pharmaceutical companies, and chemical companies all dump toxins into our bodies and our environment because it's profitable, and the FDA and the rest of the government is collusion because it's profitable. I have very little hope for humanity these days if this is what we've become. And the gulf oil spill is just another example of how we are destroying our environment and killing ourselves, or more accurately being killed by those in power.

I think it would be good to see more of this type of article at The Spearhead as well. It's good to see it at the Misandry Review. Men's Rights advocates already are a little more keen on what's wrong with society so they're probably more likely to realize the truth of what is being done.

dienw said...

If you are visiting Christian sites including prophecy sites such as Watchman 2009, You probably come across the dawning realization this event is Revelation 8:8 :

Rev 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

This belief is based on the appearance of the oil and the corresponding appearance of blood that is found in a decaying body.

Now it is at this time debatable; yet we are seeing at the very least, God's judgement on this nation.

Athol Kay: Married Man Sex Life said...

It's unquestionably bad. Makes the Exxon Valdez look like a dropped ice cream cone.

The lack of environmental screaming is extremely odd.

Big Jay said...

I have been horrified at the continued impotent response to this disaster.

One response I can't get out of my mind in terms of remediation - the Paul Stamets presentation at ted.com. Of course that doesn't appear to be getting any traction because there are no multinationals that can see a way to profit from a natural solution that is so low tech.

Anonymous said...

I've just been wikipedia-ing. Sorry for the metric.

The Persian gulf war oil spill had a total of 11 million barrels overall and covered an ocean area of 4242 square miles or 10860 km² and 13cm thick in areas...(half a ruler).

The Deepwater Spill wiki satellite photo shows after approx one month an area of 6,500 to 24,000 km2 covered by the oil spill. It doubled the world record for the spillage area in one month!!! Kind of makes you think the figures are underestimated...
drastically. More than 100 000 barrels a day? Or do the different conditions mean more spread?

If it takes 6 months to end the Deepwater spill and has the same monthly effect, the area covered could be 144 000 square kilometres...for a comparison ...a spill 5 times the area of Hawaii. It would cover a tenth of the Gulf of Mexico. And you would drive 120 hours non-stop at a top highway speed of 100 km an hour to cross the area of the spill were it square-shaped.

Long term effects?
10 years later in the Persian gulf the beach was 30-40cm/about a ruler deep/ in places in oil. How deep will the oil be on the beaches of the Mexican Gulf at 80 cm a month and counting?

Massive. Devastation.

Anonymous said...

Well, I think this will top it all off, we already used almost 2 thirds of the world resources, we wont last another 20 years with the population grown or even without it with the amount of resources. Now we have an oil spill that WILL polute the whole world, and that WILL effect the gulf stream that WILL effect our climate and may cause a drought or an ice age, and even without the drought or ice age, the pollution WILL mess up our whole cycle of life. I don't really understand why people are ignoring this as signs of the end of human kind as we know it. It is not a maybe, it is. People are a virus to the world, and we have destroyed its immune system.

Anonymous said...

That revelations quote is very scary. The more I learn about the truth of this story the more I smoke cigarettes. I'll probably die from toxic rain or the ice age than I will from tobacco. The toxins coming out of the volcano are thousands times higher than levels considered safe. It is disgusting that there is so much truth on the internet but on television they don't mention any of this. Out of all the hours I have watched the gulf spill covered on t.v. I never once heard the word volcano, I never heard the words of the toxins, benzos, methane and no one talked about the real ramifications to the world. Another thing that this article didn't mention along with television is the psi of the hole. Its 100,000 psi and its not humanly possible to seal a leak with that much pressure.