Tag Archives: disasters

Russian Drivers: Two Views

What with the meteor and all, here we go!

First here and the context.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-l4w-DIiXk

Happy Earth Day

Unless you live on the Gulf Coast and care about it.

The rig that exploded (I linked to it yesterday) in the Gulf sank today and is spewing an estimated 8 THOUSAND barrels of oil a day.  BP is a part of this disaster.  Nothing new around these parts.

One of the survivors says that the 11 missing were burned up in the explosion.

Like I said yesterday, no one has ever died installing a solar panel.  And had we worked to install solar panels on every house in the country for the last thirty years, we wouldn’t be in this mess now.

But HL&P (now Reliant) couldn’t have made as much money if everyone in this sunny region sent energy back to them; Exxon couldn’t have made so much money if people recharged their electric cars at home with energy they captured from the sun.

Just how many people have died pulling oil out of the ground?  Has it been worth it?  How many people have died in coal mines?  Has that been worth it?

I would love to say today, on this Earth Day, that I only get energy from the sun or wind.  I’m part way there, but that’s not enough.

Will this disaster get nearly the coverage that the tea party people did last week?  Looks like the answer is no.

Earthquakes, Mines and a Plane

2010 has been a deadly year.

Given my work and life, I know people from every place that has been and is mourning this year, with the exception of Haiti.  I’m not in touch with all of them, but when I hear that something has happened in a part of the world I know someone from, I stop to think about them and hope that their loved ones are safe.