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Scenes from the Gulf of Mexico

Based on recently revised estimates, BP's ruptured oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico continues to leak 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day. The new figures suggest that an amount of oil equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could still be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico every 8 to 10 days. Despite apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas, stories, video and photographs continue to emerge. Collected here are recent photographs of oil-affected wildlife, people and shorelines around the Gulf of Mexico on this, the 51st day after the initial explosion. (41 photos total)

Oil covered brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wait in a holding pen for cleaning at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, June 9, 2010. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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782 comments so far...

Breathtaking... This is the first time I really see the impact of this huge disaster... and feel so useless.

Posted by Bart Vos June 11, 10 01:00 PM

Not that I want this thing to break any records or anything, but is this the worst oil spill in history? I mean it has to come close. So depressing.

Posted by Greg Washington June 11, 10 01:11 PM


Posted by M. W. June 11, 10 01:14 PM


Posted by Favio June 11, 10 01:15 PM

One can talk about politics, money, presidents, dividends, and so on... But we, the people, are real reason of this disaster... The thing is, the Earth would live on, but we, as species, eventually will eliminate ourselves. Let us hope that we wont take other species down with it. Sad...

Posted by Vovchik June 11, 10 01:15 PM

This is undescribable...

Posted by JP June 11, 10 01:16 PM

Amazing heart-breaking photos!

Posted by Kain June 11, 10 01:17 PM


An don't be fooled: we won't see any money from BP soon, if at all.
After being hit with a $5 Billion penalty over the Exxon Valdis disaster, Exxon filed appeal after appeal over the next twenty years, and ended up only having to pay 1/10 of the amount originally assessed. After the Bopal disaster, Union Carbide dragged its feet in court for 25 years, and ended up paying 1/8 of the damages originally assessed against them.

We live in a sick world.

Posted by Glenn Robert June 11, 10 01:17 PM

There are a lot of graphic images of animals here... sad... but poignant... I feel like I have been seeing the same type of photos for the last many weeks, and know that I will be seeing them again and again... What happens to those animals after they are cleaned... let go just to get dirty again and then cleaned? I see a nasty cycle here without any end in sight!

How about giving the photographers in photo #20 a brush and get them to work instead of gawking at the poor animals

Posted by El L Cool J June 11, 10 01:19 PM

Greg, here's a list. I'd be about #5.

Posted by Eric June 11, 10 01:19 PM

This is heartbreaking.

Posted by Jessica June 11, 10 01:20 PM

Just sad, those pelicans must bu thinking " F U ALL"

Posted by SoCalLove32 June 11, 10 01:21 PM

That's making me very, very sad... thats all I can say

Posted by Jannes June 11, 10 01:24 PM

Epic Fail

Posted by Peter Schmitz June 11, 10 01:30 PM


Posted by Albert June 11, 10 01:30 PM

Sad, sad, sad.

Posted by Javier Febré June 11, 10 01:32 PM

Cool J you're out to lunch, Documenting it is as important as anything both to help us who are not there realise and to create public sentiment which will in turn force change.. to say the photographers should clean one bird rather than bringing these images (which you just looked at) to light is ridiculous.

and you see a nasty cycle? nobody even answered your question as to what happens to the clean birds but you see to have answered it (assumed) yourself then commented on that incorrect answer (nasty cycle with no end in sight)

some people should just not be allowed to post i feel

Posted by beatfarm June 11, 10 01:32 PM

Looking at those cheap A$$ plastic shovles in picture 38 makes me sooooo F'n mad! What a piss poor attempt of a clean up! It blows my mind that this has been going on for 51 days now with so little progress. HOW IS MORE NOT BEING DONE?!?!?!?!

Posted by Trevor June 11, 10 01:34 PM

...very sad scenes.

Posted by johnwaire | photo June 11, 10 01:35 PM

Tragic, just so absolutely tragic.

Posted by Amber Cavalcanti June 11, 10 01:38 PM

This is so SAD!

Posted by Lelkoun June 11, 10 01:42 PM

Poor babies..
What ignorant mankind

Posted by Brown Pelicans June 11, 10 01:42 PM

"How about giving the photographers in photo #20 a brush and get them to work instead of gawking at the poor animals"

Yes, commenting on the internet is way more helpful.

Posted by Stan June 11, 10 01:43 PM

Fantastic. We need 5000 x more of these images to EXPOSE what is truly going on. The interest in concealing the truth is horrific and people all over the world need to be informed of what is taking place.

BP is not only sheltering what has taken place in the Gulf of Mexico, but has also done it's hardest to prevent the rest of the world from realizing the impact and devastation on the worlds ecosystem.

Posted by June 11, 10 01:44 PM

Make BP pay, pay all the damage and cleaning costs, and a fine that makes them shiver. makes me sick...

Posted by Sergio June 11, 10 01:45 PM

#37 just breaks my heart. Ugh. We broke the planet.

Posted by Amanda June 11, 10 01:45 PM

#37 is heartbreaking

Posted by Kiran Chakravadhanula June 11, 10 01:45 PM

What is truly heartbreaking here? It is that many photosets covering this crisis show only a few workers at a time trying to conquer this mess. I was recently reading an article about an oil leak that happened in a village in China. Almost the entire village was down near the leak collecting oil (maybe to use @ home...) Perhaps, these photos are not an accurate representation of how many helping hands are really down there, but if it is then... it's damn shame.

I guess donations through Twitter and tumblr help but isn't throwing money at the problem somewhat irresponsible as well? The dialogue and physical action towards a solution is lacking!

Posted by Nia in Ningbo June 11, 10 01:47 PM

So depressing...

Best way to help is boycotting BP...maybe that will teach them a lesson. They will say a boycott can make BP weak and endanger BP jobs in US, but don't get fooled, if they are weakened they will be bought by another oil company. At least those big guys up there will have lost their jobs in the take over.

Posted by Jerome June 11, 10 02:02 PM

que desastre!.. :'(

Posted by Ivan June 11, 10 02:05 PM

Is it just me, or is it very odd to see people still vacationing on the beach? I can understand people that are unavailable to help due to other responsibilities, but I really cannot see how one can lay on the beach enjoying the sun. The pictures alone make it difficult to sit still - many of us I am sure would love the ability to leave our desk jobs to help....

Posted by Nick June 11, 10 02:07 PM

just so sad :(

Posted by niki eden June 11, 10 02:11 PM

Global warming, iceberg melting, volcano fuming, oil spilling, mother earth bleeding... and no one is listening all that for the sake of eternal corporate cash glory !
Wake-up people, so sad and tragic. God help

Posted by Lebanese June 11, 10 02:12 PM

viva BP!

Posted by ferdinand June 11, 10 02:13 PM

just so incredibly sad

those poor animals

Posted by brian June 11, 10 02:13 PM

Well done BP. -.-

Posted by FortyTu June 11, 10 02:14 PM

But seriously, what happens after the brown pelicans are cleaned? They need natural habitat to live on, not in cages provided by human, right? So then where will they go? So sad to see these pictures... and so worried.

Posted by Kate L. June 11, 10 02:14 PM

We truly have killed everything beautiful on that coastline. Tragic and possibly criminal. It will take decades for this damage to be undone. This is the legacy of deep sea oil exploration.

Posted by David June 11, 10 02:21 PM

"Generally, boom is long and bright bright orange or yellow. It is not bright bright orange or yellow so you can see it, dear fledgling boomer, but so Governors, Senators, Presidents and The Media can see it. It has a round floaty part that floats, and a flat "skirt" that sinks. A RULE: the floaty part never floats high enough and the skirt never rides low enough. Some oil will ALWAYS go over the boom and some will ALWAYS go under it. Our task is to MINIMIZE both!"

"But if booming is done properly, you can remove most, by far most of the oil from a shoreline and you can do it day after day, week after week, month after month. You can prevent most, by far most of the shoreline from ever being touched by more than a few transient molecules of oil. Done properly, a week after the oil stops coming ashore, no one, man nor beast, can ever tell there has been oil anywhere near that shoreline"

Click to continue (It is interesting, and informative, but peppered with outraged profanity):

Posted by DrDave June 11, 10 02:28 PM

Oil corporate madness, 50 more years like that and our grandchildrens will live in hell. Long live happy capitalism!

Posted by Mark June 11, 10 02:29 PM

BP is to blame of course, but what's being done to stop this? These are our shores, why haven't we done anything to actually stop it. Blame is a nice diversion but I simply want the oil to stop flowing.

Posted by Ahmet June 11, 10 02:29 PM

Shame on Mankind...

Posted by FRANCIS P. MARINO June 11, 10 02:33 PM

Man, this sucks!

Posted by Carmelo June 11, 10 02:33 PM

Heart-breaking. It is clear that BP's efforts are designed to avoid future costs, not to solve the problem.

Posted by Salvador June 11, 10 02:35 PM

While you guys all weep over 260 turtles, do realize how many people will lose their jobs over this oil spill. Think of all the lives ruined - employees at BP. While you we can mourn over a some animals dying from oil, and the loss in housing and tourist value to the coastline states, don't forget about the thousands of human lives ruined by this accident. BP will go bankrupt after all is said and done. That's not a good thing. That's many human lives destroyed by this accidental spill.

Also, don't forget that it's because of government regulations that BP had to drill for oil in such HIGH-risk areas out in the deep ocean.

Posted by iamse7en June 11, 10 02:39 PM

Every one of the articles regarding this spill so far has choked me to tears. I'm ashamed to be a human being...ashamed and heartbroken at these disasters we inflict upon the world.

I feel so helpless and far away. I can donate money, but I wish I could be out there making a difference. I'm terrified at the consequences that this will bring for decades to come. The Earth is so very fragile, and every time something like this happens it's a critical hit on mother nature.

Times like this I find myself wishing that there really were superheroes who would appear from the masses and magically clean the oil or stop the flow with their powers and strength.

But we have nothing like that. It's just up to us pitiful humans who can seem to do nothing but destroy everything we touch. There's no one out there to save us or help us, we have to deal with the results of our actions. And it's very painful to realize how helpless we are.

Posted by Losing Faith in Humanity June 11, 10 02:42 PM

"possibly criminal"???!!!! please explain what part of this isn't criminal?

Posted by walter June 11, 10 02:44 PM

Galery make me cry. Disaster...

Posted by Asik June 11, 10 02:51 PM
49. epic disaster that was absolutely preventable. Humanity has failed, for that I am sorry, and take part of the blame. Moving forward everything that has to do with drilling (politics, big business) has to stop unless all precautions & preventative actions are at the ready.

We as a country and a nation have got to start paying attention, discuss, plan, and implement how we should move forward. I am just devastated by these pictures. We live here (Gulf Coast) and looking at these pictures breaks my heart.

Posted by Gabriella Sannino June 11, 10 02:53 PM

This is just devastating.

God bless the people working to save these animals.

Posted by Brian June 11, 10 02:54 PM

so we can put a man on the moon 50 years ago but we can defend our shores from oil?

bp caused it, but we're to blame if we can't stop it. come on obama, i had faith in you.

Posted by carlos June 11, 10 02:55 PM

There's oil in the water.

Posted by Scuttle June 11, 10 03:00 PM

Welcome to helplessness, everyone - enjoy your stay.

Posted by Dan June 11, 10 03:00 PM

Kate, I think the Pelicans are released into 'clean' areas, or else they're kept in special holding pens for a period of time, probably bigger than just a cage, but you're right, not their natural environment.

Posted by Jenny June 11, 10 03:02 PM

Don't even think about drilling on the Great Lakes!!!!
There will be a rumble!!

Posted by p cullen June 11, 10 03:05 PM

BP, and governments, can't give out what they haven't already taken, or intend to take, in the form of profit or taxation. So who will pay the bill for the gulf clean up. Consumers, i.e. taxpayers. There is no free lunch.

Companies are machinery and people. When they go bankrupt the machinery gets sold, the people go on welfare or work for the company that bought the machinery from the court. In the process all debt is erased.

Oil is scarce, the world consumes all it can produce. We can use less, produce more or go nuclear.

Posted by Bing June 11, 10 03:28 PM

This is indeed horrible... yet I still see people sitting in their cars with the engine running. The other day, I saw a mom outside the baseball field with her engine running and the AC blasting - reading a book while her child plays a game! We can't even get out of our cars and watch our kids? Sick!

People of the world! Please cut back on your oil/gas usage. Combine trips. Make fewer trips. Recycle. Reuse. Quit destroying our children's environment!

Posted by planetMitch June 11, 10 03:33 PM

Everytime I see Pelican covered in oil I cry a little inside

Posted by Rob D June 11, 10 03:33 PM

Sadly, all these oiled birds should be humanely euthanized. Apparently, there is only about a 1% survival rate; therefore, scientists & many activists oppose cleaning birds. Although there have been improvements in the rescue process (waiting 24 hrs to strength before cleaning to reduce shock) the long term outcome for the released birds is still very poor (1%).
This fruitless effort then can be photographed & touted as progress against this disaster. It is far more humane, though heartbreaking, to euthanize.

Posted by ali June 11, 10 03:41 PM

Blame your fellow Americans, not BP. Our gluttonous desire for oversized gas guzzling trucks and SUVs is the actual problem. If we collectively as a nation drove reasonable cars instead, there would be no need to drill this deep for oil.

Put another way – If we long ago adopted a European attitude on our transportation choices, this likely never would have happened.

Posted by Allen Schmidt June 11, 10 03:43 PM

President Obama,

I voted for you and I'm still filled with great hope for the future. You gave everyone in the world free healthcare and for that I say THANK YOU! You are raising taxes on those who deserve to have less money so the poor may have better lives and for that I say THANK YOU! You are a brilliant and poetic leader and the most famous person in the world. You have the power and the imagination to stop this oil spill and get the mess cleaned up. Please use your powers and stop the spill!

Peace and Light,


Posted by Chad June 11, 10 03:50 PM

There is no reason that this accident has gotten this bad other than an administration that sat on its butt instead of IMMEDIATELY marshalling the resources necessary to contain and minimize the evironmental threat. How's that hope and change going for you kool-aid drinkers -

Posted by P. I. Saxon June 11, 10 03:57 PM

We're destroying our planet and for! Our priorities need to change. People need to be held accountable. It's one thing after the next...

Posted by Christine June 11, 10 04:02 PM

Those BP bashers should consider it was Halliburton who built the failsafe device that was supposed to be able to turn off the flow. You should also consider that your own government are doing nothing about this. They are too concerned with being financially liable by not allowing BP to clean up in their own way. Well it is way too late for that. This is an international disaster in apocalyptic proportions.

The food chain is going to be massively affected. People are going to be dying there pretty soon, if not from the noxious gases coming ashore but from the food being contaminated at every level of the food chain.

Your government is complicit in the lack of action on cleaning this mess. Gross negligence. Nobody is doing anything about it. A couple of ships burning off crude is not going to fix things in a hundred years.

It is too late to be worried about financial liability. BP will go bust over this, the share price has already halved but the criminal charges lay with also Halliburton and TransOcean. It is idiotic to be concerned about who will foot the bill. You need to move your military in right now and take charge of the ridiculous mess. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Civilians, Everyone get down there and save this planet from this greedy arrogant collosal screw up!!

Posted by Stuart McCall June 11, 10 04:02 PM

#44 iamse7en are a fool indeed. There is no way you can equate the death of any sentient being to that of human made economic hardship. What would you rather do, file bankruptcy or drown in a sea of toxic oil? That's what I thought.

Your ignorant sense of reasoning of human's lives destroyed by loss of jobs, loss of housing, and lost revenue in tourism is exactly the sick and twisted mentality in this corporate world that lead to this disaster. Are you saying that the death of 260 turtles and countless other marine life does not matter? One day you will realize that it does. It matters as much as the deaths of the oil rig workers that lost their lives in this unfathomable disaster.

And no, the reason for the spill was not because of environmentalist's opposition to offshore drilling, the reason for the spill is because we shouldn't be offshore drilling at all unless there was a 100% fool proof contingency plan ready in case of such known disasters. To say that BP did not know such a catastrophe could happen is disingenuous. The greed for oil and $17 billion in revenue that British Petroleum pocketed last year alone is the reason for this spill.

As we will see, it was the executives that ordered the oil rig workers to drill faster than they should have because BP was loosing money and already 2 weeks behind schedule, even though the engineers warned that the drilling needed to stop or at least slow down while they assessed the situation that was developing at the wellhead.

Posted by goodnew June 11, 10 04:07 PM

Still unbelievable that BP as company exist after being possible to do so much damage. Not even their amount of money reserves should be able to pay this high fines for this damages. I blame BP - they've said it was safe to drill there. They've lied.

Posted by Daniel June 11, 10 04:14 PM

"useless efforts" is the first word that comes to my mind when i see this pecuniary cleaning. This situation is the direct consequence of our great way of life. I'm not telling this is all our fault but in a way we must all assume. What we have to do is taking this as an example and not discourage our-selfs. Of course this is an absolute disaster but definitely not a conclusion and such disasters will probably happen again and again as far as human being will see our little planet as a giant supply where we can pick anytime. BP is here the scapegoat but i think the entire oil industrie is in defect.
(sorry for my poor language i'm french)

Posted by Krakatoaa June 11, 10 04:16 PM

Good game big oil.. dumbasses..

Posted by Erik June 11, 10 04:23 PM

I so mad, I just don't understand what happened. How can someone be this ignorant...I just wish I could apologize to all the animals that are suffering right now. I am not a hippy, nor a tree hugger, but this is truly upsetting. It used to be about $'s now it is about doing the right thing to me.

Posted by shad June 11, 10 04:24 PM

To all those saying not to blame BP please remember they repeatedly made dangerous decisions to save a few pennies. Those decisions are directly responsible for this disaster. Period. Sure they're not the only people to be blamed, but they're surely not off the hook.

Sure drilling there is risky, but doing it cheaply, sloppily, and negligently is criminal and unforgivable.

Posted by hhaller June 11, 10 04:24 PM

I never cry but you can't help but see that we are going to die as a species looking at these pictures. We are not humans but just another parasite to feed till there is nothing left. I feel guilty.

Posted by Nick F June 11, 10 04:25 PM

Am shocked -- just saw an exquisite BP advertisement at one subway station in Munich -- it is new, just posted -- and there are lots of subway stations in this city that post ads of that tremendous size -- BP really splurged on those new ads! From the looks of it, they must have lots of extra money.

Posted by g.h. in Europe June 11, 10 04:27 PM

Yes, it's sad, but more birds die at the hands of power-generating wind turbines every day than the oil disaster.

Posted by Mike Wallace June 11, 10 04:33 PM

Even though a picture says a thousand words - I'm speechless at what we've become

Posted by Nikhil Kumar June 11, 10 04:34 PM

No this is not even close to the worst. This one could reach 100 million gallons by August when it is predicted to be cleaned up, but in 1991 Iraqi forces destroyed oil lines and pipelines as they retreated from Kuwait which dumped 250-330 million gallons into the gulf. There are at least four other spills in history that were bigger. The significance of this spill is that it's the deepest ever.

Posted by Brendon June 11, 10 04:39 PM

How about if you stop driving your car? How about if you tell your Government to -fix- and use real Massive transport systems?

This is pathetic.

Posted by Alejandro Bonilla June 11, 10 04:40 PM

51 days and it's imposible to two power countries, USA and GB, force a company to do something effective. A strange world.

Posted by Edmundo Pires June 11, 10 04:40 PM

And it keeps gushing out like crazy! if we can put that oil cap there to drill oil then we have the power to stop it.

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 10 04:47 PM

I'd be willing to bet every single finger-pointer here drives a car. We only have ourselves to blame. We need alternate energy sources NOW! Today, I'm ashamed to be human.

Posted by ChrisG June 11, 10 04:47 PM

#61 you are a fool

two words: Atlas Shrugged

Posted by Disappointed American June 11, 10 04:47 PM

I wish there was some type of energy source that existed in air and could remotely power cars, people, trains, homes... I'm thinking radio waves meets acoustics and lasers. This has to be possible.

And just think, with this new technology we wouldn't need to dump all this oil in the ocean.

It's unfortunate that nobody's on the same page, the birds certainly are...

Posted by Gregory Westin III June 11, 10 04:47 PM

Instead of being angry I'm going to hope that this becomes an important lesson on how fragile the world is. Seeing these pictures has made me realize how great my bicycle is...sure my legs may be tired by the time I get to work but that's a small price to pay.

To all those that chanted "drill, baby, drill!", I say "scrub baby, scrub!"

Posted by Chantal S June 11, 10 04:53 PM

Cleaning pelicans? That'll be a big bill.

Posted by Steve June 11, 10 04:58 PM


Posted by Seth June 11, 10 04:59 PM

This breaks my heart ! What a crime. Beautiful Pelicans dying innocently.

Posted by Linda June 11, 10 05:05 PM

#65 goodnew Did you actually say the death of some turtles and other marine life "matters as much as the death of the oil rig workers"? And you're calling somebody else a fool? One of the reasons we as a country are in so much trouble right now is because of this self-loathing that says everything we do must be bad. I guess we should all go back to the land and reject any modern conveniences.

Of course this is a tragedy and we should do all we can for the animals. But I look through these pictures and don't see ONE picture of a fisherman whose way of life has been destroyed. Or a beach front restaurant owner who is losing her life savings. That is ALSO a tragedy.

Posted by Tank June 11, 10 05:07 PM

I'm really sick of people blaming the government for not cleaning up this mess. The government doesn't operate an oil company. It doesn't have deep water construction equipment that can cap the well. It doesn't have a fleet of ships that can skim the oil off the surface of the water. It doesn't have warehouses full of oil booms that can soak up a million gallons of oil per day. It doesn't have a staff of 20,000 people who do nothing but sit around and wait for a major oil spill so they can rush out to mop it up. Taxpayers wouldn't stand for any of it.

Americans scream for lower taxes and less government until there's a disaster, then wonder why the government can't do anything to fix the problem.

Posted by Bill B June 11, 10 05:10 PM

Beyond Petroleum, they changed name for a reason - Sad and a strange world, seems like a few cares, otherwise, this shouldn't have taken this long to fix! Don't tell me this is the first time or the solution is with rocket scientists. If its with them, damn get them to work. It is evident its Beyond BP now!

~ Drastic needs mean drastic measures

Posted by Practical_Peace June 11, 10 05:14 PM

YOU know if our presdient cared about our country he would be makeing sure that this problem was fixed along time ago i am sorry but if you took a drilling rig real close to that ran some pipe down the hole in too that well head and started sucking the mud out then you could have some more rigs come in to the area tie off and start building volume with the weight that is need to kill the flow of the well head till you can get the mud weight right i am sorry i worked off shore too long for someone not to know how to stop this i can't belive our country is letting our president do all that to our land it any his it is ours we need to take a stand and make it right

Posted by Robert June 11, 10 05:14 PM

We all consume oil everyday. And, enjoy the benefits of oil. This is the REAL Cost of the lifestyle oil offers us everyday.

Posted by shri June 11, 10 05:20 PM

we are addict to all plastic products , cars and everything related to oil, but we hate stare at this images, is very contradictory. Now everytime I use the phone, my car, my shoes or every oil derived product i think twice about my costums and habits i think they are despicable even more than the material authors of this disaster.

Posted by ldmoran June 11, 10 05:29 PM

People can blame BP all they want but the truth is we're the problem. We comsume millions of barrels of oil a day just to live. BP is just one of the companies that gets us the oil. Yeah they didn't keep their offshore platforms up to code regarding safety and they messed up. Before we get a lynch mob going after BP we should take a look in the mirror to find the real culprits.

Posted by Slip85 June 11, 10 05:29 PM

Just disgusting. So sad... breaks my heart.

Posted by Marisa June 11, 10 05:31 PM

So sad about all the snakes in #35 used to soak up oil :/

Posted by Rick June 11, 10 05:36 PM

This brought tears to my eyes - thanks for sharing what is!
I honestly feel that this disaster will be our undoing.

Posted by Michelle Rodulfo June 11, 10 05:38 PM

I cryed.............

Posted by conrad June 11, 10 05:40 PM

Yes, it's sad, but more birds die at the hands of power-generating wind turbines every day than the oil disaster. - Posted by Mike Wallace

That "fact" is pulled out of thin air, which is to say it's a Republican talking point. Even if it were true, wind farms haven't killed any sea turtles, marine mammals, fish, or shellfish, haven't polluted miles of beaches or marsh and haven't put thousands of people in the fishing and tourism industries out of work, and haven't contributed to global warming. On balance I'd still say the wind farms are still the lesser of 2 evils.

Posted by Bill B June 11, 10 05:41 PM

We all consume oil everyday. And, enjoy the benefits of oil. This is the REAL Cost of the lifestyle oil offers us everyday.

Posted by shri June 11, 10 05:42 PM

@Mike Wallace
Yeah that's not even a little true.

Posted by Jason Prestly June 11, 10 05:44 PM

They better do something about the oil in the water quickly.

Posted by Hussain Mohammed June 11, 10 05:48 PM

President Obama,
I speak as a firm supporter of you in the past. You have lost my respect, my confidence, my support. You should not have let this happen. All you had to do, was the cut the red tape and get this ocean cleaned up ......weeks ago or even now, get it done as you once said.....why wait for your TEA next week? WHY when so many wildlife, mammals, and birds will die while we patiently wait. WHAT HAPPEN to CHANGE?????????

Posted by Anna Marie Ciglinsky June 11, 10 05:55 PM

Very disappointing. I kind of hope that BP gets sued out of existence and the U.S. brings more clean energy and electric cars into the economy because of this.

Posted by Rick June 11, 10 05:58 PM

Es horrible saber que nosotros mismos seamos lo que provocamosn estos desastres.Poco a poco nos quedaremos sin el lugar donde vivimos, lo estamos destruyendo.

Posted by Diana June 11, 10 05:58 PM

Almost 8 weeks of this and it's just the beginning of the long journey to some new place. Hopefully we can learn from this, galvanize our country to choose other sources for our energy. Not oil. I'm so sad but quietly optimistic the sacrifices of so many and the natural systems this is impacting will lead us to better, greener tomorrow.

Posted by Stephen Frey - AIA, LEED AP June 11, 10 06:07 PM

Heartbreaking photos of beautiful animals and beaches. The destruction of this gorgeous region is just beginning. It is frightening to think of the long term destruction by this arrogant company.

What about the quote that precedes these photos?
"Despite apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas..."
WHAT???? Where's the story behind that?

Posted by Cathie June 11, 10 06:07 PM

"SHAME, SHAME on YOU, BP! " You used Corexit 9500, a banned disperant, to hide your evidence and toxify the Gulf! How much is human life worth? How much is a continental shelf worth? How much is wildlife worth? Obviously, not much to you! Go home! We'll send you the bill for years to come! You deserve to be arrested for crimes against humanity and crimes against the environment! Americans, write to your Political Officials now!

Posted by Lynne Haudenschield June 11, 10 06:09 PM

Nikhil Kumar-

very well said

Posted by rachel r June 11, 10 06:11 PM

We deserve an asteroid strike for this.

Posted by Viper June 11, 10 06:13 PM

This should be a wake up call to America. We need to develop alternative energy.

Posted by JC June 11, 10 06:14 PM

oil exploration is dangerous
oil transportation is dangerous
oil burning is bad for your health

When do we learn and tell our government that we don't want oilproducts anymore ( exept plastics )

Posted by Luke Mcking June 11, 10 06:19 PM

Don't feel useless... There are a million things you can do!!! Bike or walk to work -- take public transportation! REDUCE consumption of oil and we won't have to pilfer the world's resources or put mother earth and her creatures in danger. DO SOMETHING! If you reduce your consumption by 10%, you're not only teaching you children the right path, you're helping earth! Not to mention the wars we wage overseas. Don't feel helpless... Feel obligated.

Posted by Kerri Crosby June 11, 10 06:20 PM

La verdad estas imagenes me dejan sin palabras, por el nudo que se hace en mi garganta, como puede el ser humano llegar hacer tan insensible; que pena de verdad y se supone que somos seres racionales.

Posted by Karol June 11, 10 06:23 PM

Not to downplay the disaster, but equally devastating and tragic pictures can be found after forest fires, volcanoes, floods, lightning, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes.

It's not a very trendy fact, but the nature is far better at everything than we are, including inflicting environmental harm.

Lets get this capped and cleaned up, but lets keep our shirts on. If only this much passion was shown for other HUMANS that have even more horrible things done to them than drowning in oil.

Posted by Jmbrowne June 11, 10 06:24 PM

What a waste of oil...

Posted by Solhoej June 11, 10 06:24 PM

The only way to break our addiction to oil is to be fully present to what is actually happening in the world. We have to take it all in, the whole messy thing...the death, the destruction, the hypocrisy and greed, and the beauty, the yearning, the poignancy, the vibrancy of life.

Photos like this help bring us out of our daily distractions and egoic fixations on the past and the future, and remind us that the only thing that really exists is what "is", right now. It's hard to take in...we want to DO something, or we want someone else to DO something to make it stop. It speaks to our feelings of powerlessness.

When we're fully present, without judgment, putting aside the compulsion to DO something, amazing things happen. When we just BE instead of DO, peace of mind comes, compassion arises, and the structures we've built to accommodate our ego's desires begin to recede into the background. Our addictions and compulsions loosen their grip.

From that place, we can begin sensing what really matters, and make choices to revitalize those things in our lives that we've marginalized and devalued, those things that in fact are the basis of our existence. Like listening to a loved one, or talking to a neighbor, or watching the clouds, or admiring the birds or squirrels.

There is so much angst and despair in this modern world because we've all been pulled up by our roots, and no amount of technology or entertainment or money can nourish our hearts and souls.

The way past our current global crisis isn't going to come from more...more technology, more judging, more doing, more complexity. It will come from less, and the silence of Being that it leads to and which leads to it.

The Great Paradox is real: We've been conditioned to believe that more purchases and things and money and whatever will save our lives, but it is only through letting go our attachment to these things that we will save our lives, and the lives of the other beings that share our planet.

Posted by Anon. June 11, 10 06:31 PM

Unbelievably sad. Some of the worst pictures I've ever seen.

Posted by kyle June 11, 10 06:39 PM

So now that it happened, will you people at least understand driving an oversize SUV is simply stupid?!...I can ear the rednecks in Alabama complaining about the spill before getting their lazy ass to a drive thru liquor store in their F-250 pickup, "well put the pack in da trunk"...pathetic.

Posted by Jerome June 11, 10 06:39 PM

Poor animals...

Posted by Makar1os June 11, 10 06:44 PM

number 52 -- you mean, there's water in the oil -- is that what you really wanted to say?

Posted by g.h. in Europe June 11, 10 06:48 PM

Hey Americans , are you going to continue to accept this war and invasion in your gulf shore?
Its amazing how oil companies do whatever the F%&^# they want and nobody does anything about it !

Maybe march on the streets? Maybe Send letters to congress?

Please do something , PLEASE !!!

Posted by Felipe Suarez June 11, 10 06:58 PM

Picture #38. Wow. BP really doesn't care at all! They are using plastic children toys to cleanup millions of barrels of oil.

Posted by Ken June 11, 10 07:12 PM

The photos are very sad. the damage is incredible. The environment will take probably half a century if not more to recover (the area of Alaska where the Exxon Valdez bled all over still has oil in the sand!). The economies may not recover. I dread the thought of hurricane season, spreading the oil everywhere. Sigh. As a global society, we have to cut back on wasteful energy usage, downsize cars (SUVs are a waste). The worst part of this is that, if some reports I've read are correct, this whole mess occured due to cost-cutting - save a few million. Guess BP never heard the phrase "a stitch in time saves nine." :(

Posted by Elyse June 11, 10 07:13 PM

I have been ignorantly having a chuckle over how wound up the Americans are getting over this whole ordeal.
Finally seeing just how bad it actually is horrifies me, as living so far away I have not yet seen any reasonable images showing the impact it is really having.
It really gives you a second thought about just how big the risks are with oil drilling, and just how much we are willing to put at stake to get access to oil.

Posted by Jon June 11, 10 07:25 PM

wake up call. there is two roads for us, that is dream on with ego or wake up, because we have only one planet and we are people, one world ,only one in this universe like this and we are only ones becoming self destruct, how stupid is the powers we have. it is really sad how much greed we have.

Posted by zmogus as June 11, 10 07:36 PM

thank you for continuing to cover this, it is a story told better with pictures than words. so sad, i hope we learn from this.

Posted by julie June 11, 10 07:38 PM

I'm sorry, but the pelican photos need to have advisory blackouts. It's simply horrific.

Posted by St Paul June 11, 10 07:40 PM

Oil corporations are notorious for being corrupt, it is the culture in Texas.Corporations are so huge and global , they pull the strings on Governments in every country on the globe.BP has contracts with these governments that total in the multi-billions of dollars, they supply several armies... , money is the holy grail and so are bribes, pay backs, pay offs, golf outings, hunting trips, weekend condo on the beach , they call it (doin Bizness) in the oil industry. We have no infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, no electric recharge stations for electric vehicle, no state or federal law demanding of all new big box stores and sub divisions run on solar and wind for a minimum of 25% of consumption of energy.Natural gas is abundant , leadership vision for the future is demanded if we as a nation wish to really step into the 21st century...Teddy Roosevelt ... needs to make a comeback

Posted by marty l. June 11, 10 07:42 PM

that's very sad

Posted by takky June 11, 10 07:42 PM

.....and the USA is still the largest oil consumer in the world.....

Posted by t June 11, 10 07:54 PM

# 61 - The USA is not the world. Also, this is not free healthcare. I am unemployed and have no healthcare. Until I find a job, that will remain. However, come April, I will pay a penalty on my taxes for not having bought healthcare now. I am barely able to keep a ROOF over my head, but I will still be penalized. If you truly think he is so wonderful, I feel sorry for you. You sound like you should be somewhat enlightened, but you're just a regular celebrity obsessed person who thinks that because he looks good and talks a good talk, then he must be good. He's just as bad, maybe worse due to his capacity to deceive by pretty words, than all the rest of them. There is NO politician in the world, never mind our own government, who is worth that loving support.
@ # 87 - If we DON'T blame our government, who do we blame? The government is just as much, if more so, responsible for this. Lax regualtions, allowing drilling in the first place.. the list is so long!

Posted by Jane June 11, 10 08:03 PM

I hope BP has to sell ALL assets to pay for everyone that has been and will be affected by this tragedy. If you work for in a job that has potential for catastrophic effects and you see something wrong. You need to say something and loudly.

Posted by Vince June 11, 10 08:03 PM

Maybe Obama can deliver some Hope for change... and get behind fixing this for real. Where is the outrage?

Posted by pj1 June 11, 10 08:06 PM


Posted by Marvin RuiZ June 11, 10 08:07 PM

For God's sake, people, they're just animals! Get over it.

Its not the end of the world!

Is it screwed up that all that oil is now in the gulf instead of in my car, sure, but not because a few pelicans or turtles or fish or whatever asphyxiate on oil. As a BP shareholder, I'm just pissed to see all those profits go to waste.

Seriously, everyone is so ultra-sensitive. Grow a backbone, fix the problem, and move on. Learn from the mistake, and clean it up the best you can.

There's no reason for all these "We're so addicted!", "Let's march on Washington!", or "Capitalist swine!" comments. As another guy points out, nature has been devastating and rebuilding itself for eons, and it will continue to do so long after we're gone. We humans want to believe that we're so powerful - we want to think that we can harm our planet. Its a delusion. Our planet isn't as fragile as you lefties think it is; it will outlast us by eons. We'll destroy each other long before we destroy the planet.

If you people want a cause, go find some HUMANS to champion. The pelicans will be fine.

Posted by nicholas taylor johnson June 11, 10 08:10 PM

This is too terrible.
It is worse than H1N1.

Posted by Denkiteki June 11, 10 08:12 PM

in addition to all the countless animals that have died there are also many many more out in the ocean that people don't even know about. This is so disappointing to think that humans have done this to our entire world

Posted by B June 11, 10 08:13 PM

awww. i could barley look at the pix. how sad :(

Posted by Rob June 11, 10 08:13 PM

This is terrible people should take to the streets against the goverment and against these oil giants.

Posted by Martine June 11, 10 08:13 PM

For all of those saying that this is sad, and wondering what you can do: the answer is you can't do any little thing. This is a BIG problem. You must do something BIG.

Boycotting BP stations will do nothing. (

You need to take action to reduce your carbon footprint.
Your #1 carbon-producing activity is going to be transit. Take public transit, or if you can't then at least carpool.
Your #2 carbon-producing activity is going to be heating and cooling your house. Air-seal your home, upgrade inefficient heating/AC systems, and buy an EnergyStar certified electronic thermostat.

And while you're doing that, call your senators, and tell them that you support the American Power Act. This is our last chance to get an energy and climate bill done. If we wait until after Nov, it will be too late.

Don't wait. Do it now.

Posted by Jonah Petri June 11, 10 08:17 PM

I hear BP mentioned a lot here -- Not heard Union Carbide mentioned though. Nor the fact that the oil being drilled for was using American equipment. Or that the US has a huge stake & 50% American directors on the board, 22000 employees etc.

And why is it - all of a sudden - referred to as British Petroleum? Who were the ones who wanted it to be referred to only as BP 20 odd years ago?

Couple of friends in the city are mentioning the phrase "stitch up" of late. Let the share price nosedive and then Obama will demand US ownership - "so that this mess never happens again". Bit cynical, but a bloody good means of profitable acquisition if my friends are right and it does happen.

The US Government are as much to blame for this mess !!!

Posted by N31L June 11, 10 08:38 PM

That poor hardhat, I hope they're cleaning them all up and helping them. Seahats are becoming very scarce.. Same for the dirty foot, what an inconvenience, that poor foot!

Posted by Werd Mcwerd June 11, 10 08:55 PM

Shame on me. Yes, I drive one of those big SUVs, yes my thermostat is set at 73 not 80 degrees, yes, I waste energy in a dozen ways each day. Yes, I have blindly sold my sole, my planet, and possibly the natural beauty of this world that my grandchildren my never see. We all need to ask for forgivenss, change our short sited self centered ways for we are all responsible for this. BP is the manifestation of our glut, and a convenient target for our blame. Understand we are really the ones in control and only WE can end this. Make a personal plan to save this world TODAY.

Posted by Herb Lumbert June 11, 10 09:02 PM

ride bikes, dont support fuel.

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 10 09:05 PM

What a waste of life for so little gain.

Posted by Michael Mhoon in Oklahoma June 11, 10 09:12 PM

how sad those poooooooooooor pelicans! i hate BP there sooooooooooooo stupid jerks

Posted by dfh June 11, 10 09:13 PM

I'm a middle of the road lib/conservative, I believe in capitalism, I worked in the oilfields of Kansas for 13 years. I don't believe in government interference in business, but Jesus Christ, something has to be done about this. The government doesn't know what to do, the oil company (BP) is at a loss of what to do, and they are the experts. I believe the previous administration and Congress were bedmates of big oil.They should have their asses booted to start. thanks for the time. j. henry

Posted by Jim Henry June 11, 10 09:17 PM

I'm going to sound like a pedantic douchebag here, but that is a Great egret, not an "American egret"

Posted by Manticore June 11, 10 09:21 PM

feeling sorry

Posted by frank June 11, 10 09:21 PM

As was said in an earlier post about people blaming the government for not cleaning up the spill, "The government doesn't operate an oil company." I agree, I think you actually have it backwards the oil companies operate our government.

However even with that said it's not the government or the oil companies, it is the addicts. That bottom line is, oil is money and money rules the world. There have been other energy ideas that have been proposed and then quickly shot down, Do a Google search for "air car" and look at the rotary engine that runs on compressed air. Or do a search for "water powered car" and read about the ideas for hydrogen power.

I am not saying that these ideas are the answer, but I think it is becoming more and more obvious that oil is certainly not the answer. At the very least oil is being overused and over-mined.

I think it is time we stop pointing fingers and start really looking at other options. If it isn't clear enough by now that we are in control of our future, think about this. Money talks, every dollar we spend on oil is our vote to keep on drilling. Of course we can't, or won't, park our cars and walk to work. We can however, be more conscious of the cars we buy and the miles we drive.

Posted by David Lloyd June 11, 10 09:24 PM

How hypocritical can one be? We are all shedding tears for the “poor” pelicans and turtles, or the coast line and the “long term” effects of the Oil Spillage (and so we bloody should!), pretending however that we didn’t know anything about the danger of such a disaster happening any moment. We pretend that it never occurred to us that it was a matter of time that such a disaster would happen and it was only a matter of luck that it did not happen before. We blame, conveniently, BP (and rightly so), as if all the other Oil companies are innocent and it is only the “bad” BP that is the one and only culprit. “Punish BR to extinction” and our problem is solved. And of course, let all the other companies continue providing us with our “Daily Oil”. You see, all the other companies that drill and pump oil in the Gulf, have taken all the necessary precautions and such a terrible “accident” will never happen in any of their drilling Installations. After all, we need the “F@*#ng” oil! We don’t want things to get out of hand, do we now?
And one last thing. How many of the “moaners” refused to go to the Petrol Station near home and fill in their cars, as a token of resistance and punishment of the Oil Companies for their Irresponsibility? Not many I suspect. Tears are not enough my friends, this is time for “action”.
I am afraid, this letter is written by “one of us”! One who shed tears, blamed BP and demanded punishment but, half an hour later, went to the nearest BP (or any other) Petrol Station and filled his car’s tank to full capacity. “You see, I will need the car to take my family for swimming (in a nice, petrol free, Greek beach) this weekend, won’t I”?

Posted by ΠΑΝΟΣ ΧΑΤΖΗΚΩΝΣΤΑ&#9 June 11, 10 09:27 PM

Breaks my heart :(

Posted by Darcy June 11, 10 09:33 PM

#38 These are kiddie shovels you buy at the dollar store. Go BP!

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 10 09:37 PM

129M Barrels and counting... 5,500,000,000 US gallons... and counting....

That NO ONE in the oil industry did worse case contingency planning and had all the engineers focused on productivity is a clear sign of deep, deep character failure not just in the industry but in our civilization as a whole! How immoral, unethical, egregious, sinful, evil and sociopathically narcissistically, pathologically absurd!

This is the absolute worst natural disaster in civilized history! The implications for ecology, economics and safety for the entire Gulf is horrendous at best. WHEN a hurricane grabs up the sea and spews it inland, up rivers, bayous, estuaries, over beaches, the damage will be irreversible.

God, please stop this mess. Have mercy of us, stupid clay small minded beings that we are.

Posted by Mike June 11, 10 09:44 PM

#86 Tank...Yes, all lives on this planet are equally important. That is exactly what I am saying. If we as humans could only realize that all living creatures are equal, suffer equally, live and die equally, if only we as humans could understand and respect that animals and plants as sentient beings all are made of the same stuff, that being on top of the food chain does not mean we are somehow separate from the cycle, if you Tank, would only stop and logically think through your daily actions and realize how dependent you are on this ecosystem, you might realize the importance of "some turtles" and other marine life and how the loss of their existence directly effects our very own human existence. All life on this planet is intertwined. I too feel badly for the fisherman and the beach front restaurant owner, though they will live to see another day.

One of the reasons we as a country and a planet are in so much trouble right now is because of this self-importance humans breed that says everything we do as people must be more important, and the individual is most important and separate in our selfishness and isolation. I guess we should all turn our backs on nature and look the other way when men and women of greed decide to kill and destroy for the sake of profit. All the money in the world does not justify these actions of killing our mother earth.

Posted by goodnew June 11, 10 09:47 PM

Sickening the price of greed. Who will answer?

Posted by meria June 11, 10 09:49 PM

Everyone is so sick and disgusted, and will feel that way tomorrow when they hop in their car and drive to work (who cares WHAT you drive, they ALL use fuel) You'll feel disgusted and angry, yet you'll surely heat your home this winter with oil and complain about how much it costs (yet you want BP fined into bankruptcy)
You'll all go on vacations, taking a jet, renting a car when you get there, and driving wherever you need to go. Let's not even get started on how many products are made using petroleum and it's byproducts
Not to mention every time you buy anything at a store you forget that countless fleets of18 wheelers lug that stuff around the country
Just a country full of hypocrites.
If you want to complain, move into the woods and live off the land. Stop using electricity, cars, propane, gasoline, etc etc etc otherwise you're part of the problem

Posted by Ron June 11, 10 09:50 PM


Posted by Valentinus June 11, 10 09:53 PM

I really don't know what to say... or that saying anything will help. I'll make contributions where I can.

In the mean time, Pic #11 does not look like a sea turtle.

Posted by RawheaD June 11, 10 10:05 PM

This is extremely depressing and heartbreaking. One would wonder if these pelicans could fully recover and survive for long? How in the world is it possible to completely clean up the mess?

On a more hopeful note, I read that most of the oil spill of the first Gulf War evaporated, decomposed and disappeared, as a result of natural forces, within a few years. Much of that was due to the very hot climate of the region. However, it could be a different case for the Gulf of Mexico.

On a separate issue I'd like to say that as an Iranian these scenes do not come as much of a surprise - BP has a terrible record in safeguarding livelihoods, let alone the environment. A case in point is the bitter recorded history of BP's colonial role in Iran in the early 1950s. The then Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now BP) monopolised all it could handle. When it was forcibly shoved off the scene, it played a major part in engineering the Anglo-American coup that ousted the democratic government of Mossadeq and replaced him with a tyrant. Those events changed the course of history of a nation and of the succeeding generations.

So one would have hoped that this same corporation, after more than half a century of such daylight banditry, could have cared more for the lives, livelihoods and environment.

Posted by Ebrahim (from Iran) June 11, 10 10:07 PM

So much hatred of BP. Guys this is the whole oil industry that is unsafe. You think this accident happened to occur on the one oil rig with a faulty blow-out preventer. Can't be such a coincidence, there must be many such dangerous rigs out there, or maybe all rigs?

We humans have been drilling for oil for what 50 years? Accidents are bound to happen when so much oil is being pumped everyday to support our lifestyles. Like everything else, there will be small accidents sometimes, and very occasionally there will be big accidents. So this is a big accident. But its an accident and there are thousands of people trying to fix this man made disaster.

This could have happened to any of the oil companies, Exxon, Mobile, whoever. And most likely the response would look very similar to what we are seeing. Trying multiple technical solutions to plug the well, and not doing enough to clean it up. But you have multiple government agencies in the cleanup, and good hearted local people, and still its not enough. So this is simply a man made disaster that is currently too big to handle.

Posted by blame game June 11, 10 10:07 PM

The reason BP is still in business is because our own government caps the emount of damages they have to pay. In other words, big government protects big businesses like BP. So while everyone expects Obama to save the world, they don't really understand that big government is part of the problem because BP won't be allowed to fail, just like the financial sector.

Posted by Marc June 11, 10 10:07 PM

Turn off your are wasting electricity that may have been generated by burning oil, to read this comment.

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 10 10:12 PM

I don't think you understand how economics work, or how much oil is consumed, if you think riding a bike is going to do anything. One trip by your beloved celebrities over in bankrupt Hollywood uses more oil than my whole neighborhood. Oil is not an increasing supply, therefore even with half the demand at this point would still leave economic reason to drill in these places. Quit blaming the people you WANT to blame, and blame the people that NEED to be blamed. Your "Mesiah", the first Keynan to be named the President of the USA, is busy adding 'continental breakfasts' and "aerobics classes' to illegel immigrant detainees while this mess is happening. Don't you realize he PREFERS this oil spill? It aligns perfectly with his plan and wants to milk the sadness out of you and turn it into support to save his own career. Wake up.

Posted by Michael June 11, 10 10:13 PM

Pic #11 is not a sea turtle. It is likely a diamondback terrapin, a species that lives in the brackish waters this crap is bleeding into. They're all going to be goners. I can't help but wonder how it will ever get cleaned up even if the flow can stop. Has it been published yet what the capacity of the supply is? I'm afraid it'll all have to bleed out at the rate the stupid humans are going about plugging this thing.

Posted by Dan S June 11, 10 10:33 PM

When I stop crying I'll release my rage. These pictures are horrific. I'm so tired of people saying it is the publics fault. Excuse me, but the last time I checked the people weren't drilling for oil. We are dependent on it because that is all that has been provided to us. We didn't invent the petroleum products, we didn't make the cars. The public can't phase out our dependency on oil only government can. Start creating green jobs, green technology and slowly America will become dependent on that. Get the conservative republicans out of the way with their "drill baby drill" mentality and start making some serious changes in the way of wind farms and solar energy. Big oil companies can go to hell.

Posted by Michelle June 11, 10 10:44 PM

Greed,greed, greed

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 10 11:15 PM

This is truly end of days,God Bless us ALL!!

Posted by lindsay Martin June 11, 10 11:15 PM

"apparent efforts to restrict journalists from accessing affected areas" !!!!

way to go you dumbass 'government' ..
oh, screw you bp ..

Posted by punk June 11, 10 11:17 PM

You conservative, drill baby drill idiots are fools. You have no respect for the earth, or the very nature that keeps you alive. All progressives need to STAND UP and VOTE in November and make sure this brain dead conservative mentality, which would expand this type of deep water drilling, is never again allowed in office

Posted by Eric June 11, 10 11:31 PM

Smiles gone to frowns. This is horrible. Almost everything in around the Gulf Coast is ruined. Nature being tortured in oil. Where will this end up to be? Where is all this oil going to lead to? Horrible. As of now, I am speechless.

Posted by Sierra P. June 11, 10 11:33 PM

They're working much harder how to save BP rather than divine nature.
No worries, nature will take revenge from metastatic humanity.
If you do not learn your lesson, you repeat (bad karma).

Posted by Selcuk Askin June 11, 10 11:34 PM

@nicholas taylor johnson:
>> Our planet isn't as fragile as you lefties think it is; it will outlast us by eons. We'll destroy each other long before we destroy the planet.

i love it when the angry righties unsuspectingly show their mental-midgetry by quoting things like Jurassic Park...

yes the earth will be fine if it becomes covered in oil because that's exactly one of the ways we'll destroy each other and then it'll have eons to slowly cleanse itself without us doing dangerous unnatural stuff. idiot.

Posted by cthulhu is coming June 11, 10 11:34 PM


The worst part to think is we have had electric cars around for about say...100 years. We had the option for cleaner ways to run. It's just more financially beneficial for companies for things to run on oil. Nothing will change corporation, not even an oil spill as terrible as this.

Posted by Anonymous June 11, 10 11:41 PM

"Drill, baby, drill" - Sara Palin (R-Alaska / smile-wink,wink)

Posted by heavy-duty June 11, 10 11:54 PM

Hmm, so what I've garnered from these comments ...
a) this is a horrific tragedy
b) it's not that bad
c) someone / company / gov't should pay
d) it's our fault for using oil
e) we need to reduce our consumption of oil
f) reducing our consumption of oil won't matter anyway.
Aren't opinions useful when you don't have to support them with verifiable facts?
Personally, what I'd like to know is what has been done [note past tense] to ensure this kind of accident will not be repeated.

Posted by Barb L June 12, 10 12:01 AM

#161 - Your comment is by far the stupidest. Did you just turn on your computer to type it? Bravo for you!

Anyways, seeing these pics just reinforces the sorrow I feel knowing that many species are probably going to be extinct. I tell my kids to pay attention to what is happening here and learn because it will affect their generation more than ours. The death of creatures, the environment, and the death of the economy in the Gulf is just in it's beginning stages. Also, I admit I not only blame the oil company, but Americans as well. We as a nation are terrible about cutting down on oil consumption. SUVs suck!

Posted by Martha June 12, 10 12:03 AM

Guys, stop crying. This is a trade off: you get oil for your daily life (petrol, plastics, medicine etc) and sometimes you gotta give, in this case clean beach, some birds and a bunch of fishermen having no jobs.

Ah, this didn't happen in the US before? Welcome to the real world. Look around what your oil companies do in the Gulf, Nigeria etc. Now you share not only the benefits but the harms.

Posted by sheik June 12, 10 12:06 AM

How selfish. The people who caused this deserve no sympathy. They deserve to be ostracized from humanity and convicted of treason. This is destroying the gulf economey and killing countless beings big and small. I am ready to wear leaves and move into the woods, what little is left of them.

Posted by Skylar June 12, 10 12:10 AM

Veo diariamente en las noticias de mi querido país que el barril del crudo aumento, lo cual replica en nuestras frágiles economías familiares tercermundistas … en el buen español mañana me costará más el galón de gasolina … Y pienso … y todo esta pérdidas que ésta petrolera tiene actualmente ¿Quién lo cubrirá? ¿Acaso nosotros? Con alguna artimaña gubernamental; cuando Dios quiera esto pase y El hombre en su gran sabiduría se pregunte ¿Quién Pagará por esto? Se les ocurra aumentar el precio del barril que por la “escases “… y le digamos nuevamente “esta bien”, Por que es necesario.
Lo que esta compañía petrolera le esta haciendo a nuestra casa (Planeta Tierra), no es peor que lo que nosotros le hacemos diariamente con nuestros actos y costumbres. A ésta llamada nuestra casa, nosotros le seguimos haciendo cosas peores, no vengamos ahora a querer desgarrarnos nuestras investiduras y a señalar con nuestro dedo “Ese” y “Aquel” tienen la culpa que el Planeta este así … veámonos en el reflejo de la vida y que tire la primera piedra aquel de nosotros que alguna vez no haya contaminado o sigue contaminando de alguna forma; nuestro bello planeta, sólo basta con tirar de la cadena del inodoro por las mañanas y ya lo hizo, ¿a donde cree que van nuestros desechos humanos? ¿Pregunto?
Trágico las perdidas humanas, lamentable la de la fauna marina, y lo de nuestro ecosistema ni se diga ¡!! Preguntémonos mejor que podemos hacer, Todos por nuestro planeta y quizá tengamos algo de consuelo en estos momentos de tribulación.

Posted by Julio Funes June 12, 10 12:19 AM

Oh my god. NOTHING is worth this.

Come on, people. Let's get started on the work we should have begun back in the 70's. We need to get cleaner energy resources up and running IN OUR LIFETIMES. We can no longer pretend we don't understand what is going on here. We CAN change. Let's GO!!!

THANK YOU to the photographers who provided these images, unbearable to view as they are. Please keep them coming.

Posted by d3b0rah June 12, 10 12:25 AM

What did these innocent animals do to BP/U.S government to deserve this suffering?

May God bless all the volunteers for helping clean the pelicans and other animals. You guyz are amazing.

Posted by Abdibashir Ali June 12, 10 12:27 AM

This is exactly what your worthless President wanted, what the EPA wanted, and all the rest of the bleeding hearts wanted in order to embolden all of these wacked out radicals to do what they are going to do next. This administration has refused all foreign offers to help clean up and possibly stop this catastrophy before it got as bad as it has. The Dutch offered to lend ships that were equipped to skim oil off the surface at the site of the oil leak within three days of it happening, but your gutless President refused their offer. Thirteen Nations have offered help and all were refused so that Obamination could achieve the results that you are all witnessing right this minute. If you think I am lying then check it out for yourselves. The real culprit here is this spineless regime. Way to go BO!!

Posted by Donald kainz June 12, 10 12:34 AM

It's times like this when I wish I had the ability to just call a timeout. You know, team huddle. If I could just get everyone on the planet to just hear me out for 5 minutes, maybe....

And I'm not just talking about plugging the leak. I'm talking all the s**t we're doing to the earth. I'm talking about crime, greed, the financial crisis, the energy crisis, obesity and starvation, war, laziness. EVERYTHING.

Posted by John June 12, 10 12:34 AM

Well, political opinions aside, great photos Big Picture! You guys are my favorite photojournalists and I hope to someday be as good with a camera.

Posted by Paul June 12, 10 12:52 AM

Looking at these pictures, I feel like BP has committed a crime. The BP's President and CEO should be thrown in jail for the rest of their lives. SOMEONE very high up at BP deserves a very long jail sentence. This spill WAS preventable!

Posted by Steve June 12, 10 12:56 AM

Man if this happened when Bush was in office and he was as unresponsive as Obama he would have been crucified.

Posted by Ian June 12, 10 01:00 AM

1, Electric car switchover mandate 2. Stop crying, start scrubbing 3. Who controls the sale of the Ocean floor, anyway? 4. Collective consciousness to stop the steady flow 5. If they can drill it they can fill it 6. The power of now 7.Think tanks, not gas tanks 8. Out you damn spot!

Posted by Idstyled June 12, 10 01:01 AM

I feel ashamed being a human who is responsible for this. What other creature on earth could do something similar to us? I feel so sorry!

Posted by eFPi June 12, 10 01:02 AM

The thing which scares me the most about this unprecedented tragedy is that until we 'put a cap on our monetary greed', these kinds of horrendous man-made catastrophes are apt to happen again and again! Where does it all end? We are killing the planet, killing wildlife, killing protected habitats and killing the oceans. When are we going to wake up? How much more are we going to kill, pursuing the exploitation of natural resources? This whole mess is a crying shame!!

Posted by Joy Tallman June 12, 10 01:18 AM

It's tragic, and totally unavoidable!!!

Posted by Joy Tallman June 12, 10 01:32 AM

What have we become?

Posted by Swampy June 12, 10 01:35 AM


Posted by Ranni Yang June 12, 10 01:35 AM

Fingers can be pointed in every which direction so why are people taking aim? EVERYONE, people, BP, and the government are in part responsible. Everyone capable of reading this is almost definitely making use of oil in their life in one way or another. People demand more oil as desires increase, and what does this mean for BP? Well as a typical business would do, they try to get more. No emergency shutoff = more oil = happier people using oil since prices don't increase as much. A more safety conscious plan to reduce impacts from mishaps such as this is in the hands of the government; but the people's demands for more oil also plays a hand in how the government decides to handle things.

Risk analysis is what things came down to. More oil means less dependency from afar and lower economic impacts here. More oil also means a higher risk for potential impacts on our environment. Less oil is the exact opposite. What did people think was better at the time, well obviously you can see that more oil at the possible expense of the environment was the end decision. And yes, EVERYONE played a part in this decision.

What does this mean? Lend a hand to clean things up, your hands are already dirty to begin with, whether you can see oil on them or not.

Posted by Brian June 12, 10 01:38 AM

To all those thinking this is normal, not a big deal, making asshole stupid jokes about this etc. I have a message for you:

Your time is coming, along with the rest of us. You've been warned.

Posted by John June 12, 10 01:41 AM

so sad, it's not the first time, and it's not the last time!

Posted by mag June 12, 10 02:01 AM

Words cannot

Posted by ashabot June 12, 10 02:24 AM

I want to help in any way possible...

Posted by Sarah June 12, 10 02:26 AM

Very sad!!

Posted by Priyanka Upponi June 12, 10 02:37 AM

i am so sad
it is the disaster of the whole world.

Posted by william June 12, 10 03:12 AM

Welcome in Hell of the Gulf of Mexico!!!

Posted by michael June 12, 10 03:12 AM

It was only a matter of time. Actually, I can't believe this hasn't happened before now. And everybody MUST quit blaming BP. They are only filling OUR demand for oil. This could have easily happened to any of the MANY oil companies drilling in the Gulf. If you want to blame anybody, blame yourselves, or give up using oil completely. Go on, give it a try...

The only people who can truly be pushing blame for this are people who don't use any oil at all, and they will likely never even know about this disaster, much less be reading these comments. We are ALL to blame...

Posted by Cory Quigley June 12, 10 03:28 AM

Picture 23! the best picture.
Everyone responsible should be punished. this is truly sad!!

Posted by Sam June 12, 10 03:43 AM

This will ruin our environment for centuries if not forever. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The eco system can not recover from disaster. There is no guarantee that the oil leak can be contained. What if the relief wells do not stop the leaks ? Any more ideas BP ? Just rename it the Gulf of Texas Tea ?

Posted by Boston Mark June 12, 10 03:44 AM

Hey everyone, let's focus here. The most horrific pictures I've seen is not the destruction of our beautiful Gulf Coast. It's the pictures of OIL STILL GUSHING FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR! There is NO WAY possible to begin a "CLEAN-UP" until that god-forsaken WELL IS PLUGGED UP! BP said the only definite solution would be to drill an additional well, and it would take about a month. Well why isn't it done yet?! And why can't our government grow some balls, boot the so-called fixers from BP out of the way, and find some permanent way to STOP THIS CRISIS! Send a submarine down with robotic arms to put a rubber gasket and hose on that thing and redirect the oil to a ship or something. We should be down there everyday trying to stop it! Forget congressional hearings and finger pointing- find somebody on this planet who has a solution to stop it! Only then will we stop killing the Gulf and can truly begin to clean and heal our environment. God help us all.

Posted by Sarah White June 12, 10 04:06 AM

#38 pics

How hard can it be?

Posted by BLKJKS June 12, 10 05:06 AM

A catastrophe! Just remember there really is no easy solution or someone you can blame it all on.

Posted by Jakob June 12, 10 05:56 AM

Can you imagine that this can happen to any offshore oil platform that is swimming out there? pretty scary this thought if you ask me.

Posted by Salim June 12, 10 06:39 AM

Problem is the greed of men. Everything for a dime. Some countries have the luck to have oil underneath their soil, exploiting it do dominate the others. Going far in this endeavor, to the limits of their know-how looking for $$$. BP has to pay the bill and legislation has to stop sea oil exploitation. Remember that the sea is a crucial eco-system that is in danger now. We have already polluted the small ring of air around this planet, also by burning oil. Oil companies have blocked research in clean energy production for years to protect their money streams. It has been proven that when you leave the market on its own some say it is self-regulating, that is probably true, but the main problem is the excesses of some. Those can be a minority but their greed and stupidness impact all other people. A big change is needed but leadership is blocked by some of these minorities. It is a pity that it did not happen in the Bush admin than he would be confronted with the results of his devastating politic. Do you know that we have a serious problem now!! We lose a lot of precious oil which we need to use for other stuff then burning, secondly we need to pay to clean-up. If all the money was invested in a few research institutes independently of oil-boys we would have already found a clean energy production. But as mentioned the welfare of a few is more important than the well being of all.

Posted by Eric June 12, 10 07:08 AM

This is pathetic ! With all the technology in this world...we can't stop this horror ! The president and BP should be totally ashamed of themselves. Those poor animals. Humans are slowly but surely destroying this world. My personal thanks to all the people who are in the gulf helping those innocent animals ! You are special people. Do something Obama !!!

Posted by Linda June 12, 10 07:23 AM

Damn BP. Damn liars. Damn money greedy idiots. Damn lack of security. Damn companies that prefer to develop cars that need fuel instead of electricity or water as re-usable energies. Damn patents. DAMN THEM ALL FOR ETERNITY!

Posted by Mike June 12, 10 07:42 AM

@134: "If you people want a cause, go find some HUMANS to champion. The pelicans will be fine."

The pelicans will be dead, but I digress. The humans I'll champion will be the cleanup workers getting sick from working in toxic conditions without safety equipment because BP says the levels of chemical exposure aren't sufficient to warrant them (and then intimidates those who would use their own equipment). The humans I'll champion will be those killed in the initial explosion, who lacked proper training and equipment to initiate an emergency shutdown. The humans I'll champion will be the fishermen out of work.

There are plenty of human faces on this disaster. But BP and the government are doing a much better job publicity-wise on covering that up and underplaying it. Dead and oiled animals are less complicated, more photogenic (to use an euphemism) examples of the toll. They live in the ocean; they show the effects first. Now the human residents of coastal regions are waiting in dread for hurricane season to bring the oil to their front door.

I get my information from . I highly encourage you, as a BP shareholder, and you others reading the comments, to go get the real story from a neutral, award-winning journalism source.

Posted by jjhunter June 12, 10 07:50 AM

Collapse. It's happened to every great civilization.

Posted by Collapse Movie June 12, 10 07:53 AM

Maybe I'm wrong in saying this, but shouldn't the executives and board of directors at BP be executed for this? The price of a human life is not measurable and neither is the magnitude of this disaster, so it seems fair.

Posted by Jeb June 12, 10 08:18 AM

shame on everyone of us!
...what have we done to these poor animals and the beautiful nature...
it's high time to wake up!!!

Posted by lisa June 12, 10 08:23 AM

Don't get me wrong, the oil leak is a disaster of unbelievable proportions. Centuries worth of sadness will come from this. Should this shame us into buying electric cars? I don't believe so. They will still require petroleum products to operate and are automobiles truly the largest consumers of the products? I don't hear anyone talking about using more railroad and getting rid of OTR trucks. Why should a truck be permitted to carry cargo from one coast to another? Those trucks get shit for fuel mileage and crowd the highways we will always need for existence. Why should the OTR trucks get a free ride through this debate? Btw, I don't care for sea food.

Posted by E J June 12, 10 09:07 AM

To # 134, what do you mean it's not the end of the world??? You Idiot!! If the food chain or the ecosystem is destroyed, then YES it is the end of the world!! We have situations like this because of uneducated idiots like you living in this world. These animals keep us alive. We live and breath off of other living things in our ecosystem.

Posted by L.F. June 12, 10 09:24 AM

Hard to look at, but necessary to see - especially for those of us not living in the region. I'm no fan of BP, but aren't we all a little bit culpable? Remember all the cheers to "drill, baby drill"? Who invited them in to drill in the first place? Still no stomach in the country for a real change in our oil-using habits. SUV's and trucks still selling well.

Posted by Tina McManus June 12, 10 09:27 AM

#162 is right on

Posted by GIvemeabreaklibs June 12, 10 09:52 AM

Shame on you BP for polutting GOD's planet with your inexcusable lack of control of the oil rig and the danger in was in before it toppled over in the gulf . Yet you still managed to ingnor the obvious warnings you were getting and put your own will over the will of the supervisors and the ones who were right on the rig and it's inpending disaster.
If you really what to make a difference and show a feel for the livelihoods and fishing/oyster industrys you destroyed in that area, you should be in the thick of it trying to make a difference and showing a little or rather alot of solidari ty towards this mess yoou have created.

Posted by anonomous June 12, 10 10:01 AM

before the end of the waters become red.

Posted by 21.12.2012 June 12, 10 10:24 AM

To everybody that is blaming somebody else - look in the mirror. What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? Anybody biking to work? Anybody car pooling? Anybody trading in the SUV for something more efficient? Anybody walking instead of driving? Who have you been voting for? WE are to blame - if we didn't use so much oil - if we voted for politicians that would do something to increase the cost of oil and use the proceeds to fund cleaner, renewable energy sources - we'd be making progress. Instead we whine and point fingers at someone else. Anybody that votes for "drill, baby, drill" politicians is to blame for this mess - not the politicians - they're just doing what they said they would. Which is appoint oil insiders to government agencies that regulate oil - gut regulations - vote against clean alternatives. If you voted for them - you are getting exactly what you voted for - dead miners and oil workers, destruction of our natural resources, no incentives for reduction in oil consumption, no investment in alternatives, and as a nation we look like the most selfish idiots on the planet.

Ask yourself what are you doing in your daily life to reduce your oil usage? Take a look at your voting record over the last 2 decades while you're at it.

Posted by jwmd June 12, 10 10:48 AM

Deep dark waters... it is only the visible part. No statistics so far but An American Chernobyl. Google these words ;-(

Posted by SORRY June 12, 10 10:56 AM

Human beings are capable of incredible things, sending a man to the moon, building structures that endure for thousands of years, discovering medical cures and new technology like the one I am using today to place this comment. We have to ask ourselves, why can't they stop this oil leak? Is it possible they are more concerned with saving this oil well than saving their own environment? I wonder. We've had our wake up call, now what can we do as the average person to demand they cap this thing once and for all?

Posted by Lisa Kelly June 12, 10 11:03 AM

Shocking, we are all to blame. We think we have a right to all the luxuries we enjoy. Every other creature and people making a living in the affected area are paying the price of our selfishness.
Who gave permission to BP to drill in that sensitive area?

Posted by I Kellam June 12, 10 11:20 AM

hoo-ray for comment 171!

Posted by Anonymous June 12, 10 11:21 AM

Hey #134...(Nicholas Taylor Johnson)...I'd like to shove my foot up your ass!!! Pardon my french, but try reading and absorbing comment #148, #152, #160. Someone should ship you to ground zero - then force you against your clean up some of the mess (including the dead sea life). Then take your humble self to pay respects to the families of the deceased crew workers. And while you're there, with your tail between your legs, stop by some of the devastated business owners', and tell them how you feel they should just get over it.

when you're done, report back on whether or not you've changed your ignorant mind!!!

Posted by KD June 12, 10 11:50 AM

To Mr. Johnson, it's not just a "few dead pelicans." It's an entire ecosystem that's destroyed. And if you don't understand the ramifications of that, just think that you won't be going on any beach vacations or enjoy shrimp cocktail from that region for another 100 years. Although you probably don't care because you're not going to live that long anyway, so let the next generations deal with it, right? People like you make me embarrassed of what our country has become--a few righteous capitalist pigs and thugs with no thought for anyone but themselves who ruin our country, including our economy and our environment, just so their lives can be better. Shame on you, Sir.

Posted by Sam June 12, 10 12:04 PM

It's important that BP actually survives, as much as people scream "bankruptcy" without knowing what they are talking about. If they go bankrupt the tax payers will pay the cleanup costs. Better to have BP around, they make a ton of cash and can pay the bills over the next 20 years.

Posted by Arnold June 12, 10 12:22 PM

More things come from oil than just petrol... You are all using plastic. just look at your computer. I love all the end of the world comments. As if this is gonna make the planet explode. If we can't play nice with nature then it will reinvent itself without us. Natural oil leaks happen all the time. Google it. Sure this spill isn't natural and it's a crying shame. But a lot of oil enters the ocean naturally, it comes from the Earth after all.

Posted by Dave June 12, 10 12:28 PM

It is hard to see and digest. It is truly heart breaking.

Posted by mahendrals June 12, 10 12:32 PM


Posted by John Weeks June 12, 10 12:37 PM

#134 it's people like you that are running this country into the ground. you disgust me.

Posted by Whitney Summerall June 12, 10 12:49 PM

The real price of the gas is not what you pay at the pump. As you can see, a part of the price is paid by turtles, pelicans, hermit crabs and other creatures. As "easy" oil gets scarce, the oil companies will have wilder and wilder ideas about how to get the rest of the oil taking bigger and bigger risks. When you buy your next car, think really hard about type of fuel and consumption. When you vote or invest next time, think... Think! Especally if you have children.

Posted by Mycropht June 12, 10 12:53 PM

What about the animals we cant see under the water, the ones that have to come up to breathe. "They are just animals, get over it", how ignorant. We can not live without the animals. Everything is tied to each other in one way or another, EACH ACTION RESPONDS IN A REACTION. As a superior species it is our responsibility to take care of those things that we selfishly and irresponsible destroy for our own comfort and lazy behaviors.

Posted by Cherokee Brodersen June 12, 10 12:54 PM

It's amazing how we can manage to put ourselves into space, yet we cannot figure out how to use air or water as alternative fuel sources. Oh, I realize's because you cannot own air or water....yet.

Maybe the end IS near? Floods, earthquakes, the new "rise to power", greed, and now the waters are turning red. Maybe it's what we deserve. Maybe it's what we owe for our negligence. Time to wipe the slate clean and start over, just as it's happened before.

Posted by Skoobs June 12, 10 01:24 PM

"To everybody that is blaming somebody else - look in the mirror. What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint?"

Quite a lot, actually. Et tu?

"Anybody biking to work?"


"Anybody car pooling? Anybody trading in the SUV for something more efficient?"

Never bought an SUV. Never would. They've been contemptible garbage all along.

"Anybody walking instead of driving?"


"Who have you been voting for?"

The lesser of evils, of course. First and foremost, that means not the GOP.

Posted by Spiny Norman June 12, 10 01:29 PM

nicholas taylor johnson, I'd like to see you go for a swim in the gulf. There are thousands of humans who have lost their jobs due to the disaster and thousands more who may lose their health as the oil corrupts the locel eco system.

Posted by LeAnn June 12, 10 01:31 PM

We can all get "up-tight" on this catastrophe but as mentioned in an earlier posting "let it be a wake-up call".
Why is oil consuming nations hell bent on drilling for oil at any cost?
Would it be possible to have a statesman like JFK, somebody who can say.... by the end of this decade we will, no more fuel guzzling cars, with more energy from other sources, i.e. sun, wind and water.
It's no use saying, "but the cost". All these disasters would have gone some way in providing for future alternative energy!

Posted by john vernon June 12, 10 01:52 PM

Yay for the pretty pelicans!! :D They're all nice and clean again. I bet they feel better now!!

Posted by Alice June 12, 10 02:13 PM

Life will endure. It always has. ||| However, histrionic capitalism is dead.
It's not just BP or the oil companies, but Big Business in general: ...these narcissistic, "culture warrior" greedballs and their apologist minions drive up the cost of living for everyone while wasting everything (for future wallet-fattening).... this "shadow" leadership draws from the tiniest sliver of a sliver of a sliver of the population and they are not elected. Anyone who apologizes for continued corporate greed and corruption should seek medical (psychiatric) attention. Our problems are now physical. We need to stop following the advice of the junk merchants. BIG MONEY IS NOT ALIVE!

Posted by david June 12, 10 02:13 PM

We can only blame ourselves as we continue to use oil, and WE will never stop using it. Stop blaming BP or any oil company, they would not be there if YOU did not support them by using there products.

Posted by Mainstay June 12, 10 02:24 PM

It is very dissappointing to see what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico, all the wildlife, all the famillies, all nature what is damaged forever by only oil. How can BP ever pay for all damage done, since it has been created true many centuries by nature. BP will most probably be bankrupt long before all damages will be solved, if this will ever happen. I wish all people the best from my heart and hpe that the will overcome this tragety.

L.S. Sorry for my bad English, but it is not my Native language...

Posted by Jeroen from The Netherlands June 12, 10 02:26 PM

This is really depressing and sad, I feel awful for the pelicans, they happen to be my favorite birds :((( I hope so much things will get better soon

Posted by alissa June 12, 10 02:30 PM

This is horrible. Mankind should be ashamed of themselfs.

Posted by Sean June 12, 10 02:35 PM

So all of you whiners will be happy when the price of gasoline rises to pay for more comprehensive risk strategies on future oilfields? Methinks not.

Posted by DJS June 12, 10 02:35 PM

"During the Bush years, the Minerals Management Service, the agency in the Interior Department charged with safeguarding the environment from the ravages of drilling, descended into rank criminality. According to reports by Interior's inspector general, MMS staffers were both literally and figuratively in bed with the oil industry. When agency staffers weren't joining industry employees for coke parties or trips to corporate ski chalets, they were having sex with oil-company officials. But it was American taxpayers and the environment that were getting screwed. MMS managers were awarded cash bonuses for pushing through risky offshore leases, auditors were ordered not to investigate shady deals, and safety staffers routinely accepted gifts from the industry, allegedly even allowing oil companies to fill in their own inspection reports in pencil before tracing over them in pen."

Posted by Arnold T. Parker III June 12, 10 02:43 PM

It's not the Americans who are wounded the most - it's the silent animals, as always.
Very sad, upseting and important pictures.

Posted by Y June 12, 10 02:45 PM

Everyone uses oil, so everyone shares the blame. We demand more of it, and it's not getting any easier to collect, so companies like BP must try new things like offshore drilling. This is far from risk-free. Now we lynch them for what we demanded? What does that say to other companies that, like it or not, have to do something with some level of risk to get people what they demand?

I know the pictures are sad and all, but there will be plenty more of these animals as they reproduce and move back into the areas. Makes the whole cleaning them expensive ordeal seem like a waste of time and money.

Posted by Jennifer June 12, 10 02:56 PM


Posted by revolté June 12, 10 02:59 PM

start a suggestion box on how this pipeline could be stopped up, instead of focusing on how bad of a disaster it is. My idea is attatch some weight to some type of inflatable device and lower it into that pipe deep enough and then inflate it similar to the way plumbers use rubber expansion devices to unstop drains.

Posted by Franklin, Murphy June 12, 10 03:00 PM

Absolutly Horrific!!!!!

Posted by Tim leeler June 12, 10 03:08 PM

#134 doesn't seem to understand humans are animals...and his disregard for other species is disturbing, to say the least...ever tried to make a pelican, a turtle, or a fish, nicholas?

Posted by jhdteacher June 12, 10 03:15 PM

Is such unfair... when will we learn... Men is the only animal able to step in the same mistake twice... but again and again?

Posted by Adrià Pifarré Vallejo June 12, 10 03:25 PM

Obama is talking his jive about BP. A fact is the Obama Administration was required to make monthly inspections of the rig. They made less than half
of the required inspections INCLUDING the one right before the accident.

Could this have been prevented if Obama had done his job before rather than running his mouth after the event ?

Posted by Realist June 12, 10 03:26 PM

Stupid polotics AND ecology people prevented there be drilling ONSHORE and force people to drill OFFSHORE. People are going to drill for oil regardless, because more than just fuel is derived from oil. We need to let already capped oil wells be used that are ONSHORE so this kind of disaster NEVER happens again. My tears are not enough.

Posted by Christina June 12, 10 03:27 PM

If I get into my car and do not put on my seat-belt because that wastes too much time, then get into a car accident and am permanently disabled, I'm going to blame the government because they should have babysat me even more and made me put on my seat belt.

You anti-government types who are now blaming the government for BP's oil spill are giant hypocrites. Had the government stepped up regulation of the oil companies, you would have screamed about socialism and the government interference causing gas prices to rise unnecessarily. Now that a spill has happened, you're screaming about how the government doesn't babysit oil companies enough. Make up your GD minds you hypocrites.

Posted by Paul June 12, 10 03:32 PM

So is it stupider to try what the Russians did to stop such leaks? Or to let another 8+ tankers worth leak over the next 2 months until that relief well will "supposedly" intercept this leaking monstrosity? And no hurricanes will interrupt said efforts in the next 2 months?

Posted by S. June 12, 10 03:45 PM

Rev 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Posted by fed up June 12, 10 03:55 PM

When the platform sank and drifted in the current it likely busted other wells and pipelines which is why this oil spill is so incredibly large and the oil thumbprints aren't all matching up. There are multiple spills. The leaks can continue for years, despite the fact that the government and BP saying December.

Other countries need to step in and demand the US to accept their help. Why are we turning away aid, less damaging chemicals, or any goodwill at all? This will go into the Atlantic and fuck Europe eventually. This is beyond politics.

Click the link to have google impose the oil spill on where you live, so you can truly understand how big it is.

Posted by Joseph June 12, 10 04:17 PM

Until we make the connection between what we do every day and this incredible disaster, nothing will change. Feel just as sad for the dead porcupine or the unidentifiable bloody mess alongside the road. I hate us.

Posted by Nancy Kristiansen June 12, 10 04:19 PM

Organize. Do something! Every minute is too late for another animal that doesn't understand why oil is in the water. HELP! Its worse the they are saying! This will effect as all.

Posted by Ginger June 12, 10 04:19 PM

my condolences to the families that lost loved ones in this disaster. Stop wasting time BP and cap this once and for all. The gov't looks for ways to use our own resources but it costs more to clean up their messes. To some they may state their just animals but they are lives as well. In the near future it will effect our children what will you say then.

Posted by dee olow June 12, 10 04:32 PM

I can't take it anymore. What is going on with our country? I feel like we are all just sitting back and watching this happen. Why can't BP make a huge containment box, like the size of a house or bigger and put it over the pipe. they could then siphen the oil from that. Why can't BP hire every unemployed person in the country to go out on boats and with some huge ass football size nets to capture this oil. We need more people involved. We need more ideas. We need to save our waters. This tragedy will effect our wildlife, birds, fish, sea life for the rest of our lives and longer. This should be taken as seriously as 9/11 and Obama needs to step it up and not leave decisions to a British Oil Company who obviously had no risk management in place for a disaster like this.

Posted by GUIGAL June 12, 10 04:34 PM

I can't take it anymore. What is going on with our country? I feel like we are all just sitting back and watching this happen. Why can't BP make a huge containment box, like the size of a house or bigger and put it over the pipe. they could then siphen the oil from that. Why can't BP hire every unemployed person in the country to go out on boats and with some huge ass football size nets to capture this oil. We need more people involved. We need more ideas. We need to save our waters. This tragedy will effect our wildlife, birds, fish, sea life for the rest of our lives and longer. This should be taken as seriously as 9/11 and Obama needs to step it up and not leave decisions to a British Oil Company who obviously had no risk management in place for a disaster like this.

Posted by GUIGAL June 12, 10 04:42 PM

Sorry mother nature..............sorry

Posted by Andrew June 12, 10 04:43 PM

BP is really a criminal organisation !

Posted by David June 12, 10 04:55 PM

OBAMA is a joke. He hasn't done anything about this and has let all the oil companies ruin this planet.

Posted by Ryan June 12, 10 04:58 PM

OMG !!!!

Posted by subir June 12, 10 05:18 PM

why ?????????

Posted by rami June 12, 10 05:28 PM

E muito triste saber que omundo nao esta preparado para o progresso, e que os homens ainda estao tao despreparados. o que aconteceu nas costas do mexico, so pode ser falha humana, quande se montar uma plataforma de petroleo. Tem que ser uma coisa INFALIVEL....

Posted by Ibero Gontijo June 12, 10 05:49 PM

Everyone wants the oil, but NOT the mess, we all own it. Thanks to the media, and the Obama administration for playing politics and the blame game and sensational journalism again. There is nothing risk free, many, many, birds are killed by windmills, In the United States, turbines kill 70,000 birds per year,also birds are killed by traffic, hunting, electric power transmission, high-rise buildings, and millions are killed by feral cats.

A study in 2004 estimated that over 2200 bats were killed by 63 onshore turbines in just six weeks at two sites in the eastern U.S.

Windmills also catch fire, Often turbine fires cannot be extinguished because of the height, and are left to burn themselves out. In the process, they generate toxic fumes and can scatter flaming debris over a wide area, starting secondary fires below. Several turbine-ignited fires have burned hundreds of acres of vegetation each, and one burned 800 square kilometres (200,000 acres) of Australian National Park.

Studies show that some people could be stressed out by the swishing sounds wind turbines produce."Wind Turbine Syndrome" symptoms are headaches, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, etc.

Leaking lubricating oil or hydraulic fluid running down turbine blades may be scattered over the surrounding area, in some cases contaminating drinking water areas.

Let's stop the sensational journalism, and partisan politics. Government creates more problems than it solves. I have worked in the Oil industry for years. I would rather have them regulating themselves with some responsible oversight then letting the government takeover, which we know by now will be Obama's next move. There are hundreds of companies and thousands of rigs that operate safely everyday, many of them with excellent safety records. What happened with BP in the Gulf ? that's what we need to find out.

The technology for renewable energy is at best only a supplement to fossil fuels and nuclear, and will be for a long time to come. We can have an immediate impact just by reducing our use through efficiency, which also has the potential to stimulate private business.

Are we trying to save the country, or Obama, let's get real. Obama is not worried about our families, the alien in the White House is protecting himself,and the media is obsessed with their messiah, most of us realize we are not getting accurate information, and know we are headed in the wrong direction.

Posted by James June 12, 10 06:23 PM

Hang them up (BP high & expert & quiet & human & safe & responsible & fully aware & ... & ... ass pig tailed shit managers! for crimes against nature & the WHOLE Humanity ! what else ? be honest ...lastly... Poor Earth, they suckled an laugh now ! what about the next exploit of such an elite ? RIP ? it's enough to make one sick.

Posted by Delabascule M June 12, 10 06:31 PM

Getting outraged at BP or Obama is like getting pissed at your meth supplier for running a chemically toxic lab.

Bunch of mindless oil-sucking do-nothing hypocrites.

Posted by Tallenger June 12, 10 06:40 PM

the problem here isnt the drilling itself. we have the technology to drill safely. the problem lies with the drilling company bypassing safety standards in the name of profits as well as the federal govt agencies in charge of overseeing the drilling operations not properly enforcing these safety standards. should we continue top drill offshore? YES! should we be more strictly enforcing safety regulations? YES!

Posted by jeff June 12, 10 06:56 PM

Something to keep in mind the next time you "fill it up" the SUV

Posted by Jay June 12, 10 07:09 PM

So it took them weeks and weeks to build a half decent cap? Why is there not a big warehouse somewhere with hundreds of these caps in all sizes? There are over 800 active wells in the Gulf of Mexico alone. This happened back in the early seventies and guess what? The only thing that worked was the relief well.

Posted by James Perly June 12, 10 07:23 PM

The initial spill appears to be the fault of BP; the follow-up has liberal/progressive agenda written all over it. Hey, the ends justifies the means...

It's hard to believe that the number one in command would use human beings, animals, and the environment for collateral to work his agenda. The same guy is sending our children into wars, as well.

If he were serious about cleaning up, he's have acted decisively. He did not. One gets the distinct impression that he just didn't want to let a good crisis go to our (and BP's) expense.

Posted by anonymous June 12, 10 07:50 PM

Burn it all. That'd be EFF'N awesome!

Posted by Timbo June 12, 10 07:56 PM

This is terrible. And to everyone trying to rationalize this as an okay thing? There are not words to convey how stupid you are. Do some research before you post (oil "spills" have happened before; but this is the first time in US history that roughly 800,000 gallons of oil are being released into the gulf every day). Oil disasters are not a trade off of oil usage; Oil disasters are a result of either mistakes or outright negligence on part of the oil companies in charge of its refinement.

And to the trolls, shame on you all for attacking the people and trying to anger others distraught over this event. Anyone okay with this must be incredibly stupid- and will likely try to say otherwise, despite the obvious.

Posted by DJ Ad Hominem June 12, 10 09:23 PM

Obama's fault.


He waited a month with zero response. How many concerts did he go to while this was happening? 4? 5?

Posted by DJ June 12, 10 10:22 PM

To Jennifer (#245), I can't believe you really said what you did about how the animals would reproduce and move back into the areas, and how cleaning the oil-covered creatures seems like a waste of time and money - what a dreadful thing to say.

What about the suffering that these poor creatures have endured, they are living beings that didn't deserve to suffer and die like that.

I just can't believe how ignorant and uncaring some people are, what happened to caring about the world that we live in, and the people and creatures in it!

Posted by Denise June 12, 10 11:02 PM

Funny how people who are responsible for killing millions of domestic animals (cows, chickens, pigs, etc.) daily are all of a sudden worried about a few birds impacted by the oil they use to make their daily life of excess possible.

Posted by Snoop June 12, 10 11:08 PM

the animals would never have done this to us what greedy bastards BP and the government are they need to let everyone who is offering to help help whats done is done now fix it stop pointing fingers and do something about it there are millions of people wanting to help and why the hell wont they let them SERIOUSLY WTF. The nerve for him to say he wants his life back all thoes dead animals dont get to have there life back nor should you.

Posted by sara June 12, 10 11:20 PM

flaming hurricanes?

Posted by Stewart June 12, 10 11:39 PM

Adapt painful measures now, not just the USA, but entire nations should learn from this disaster. If this can happen in the USA, it can happen anywhere !

1. Reduce dependence on Oil
2. Adapt and promote sustainable lifestyles
3. Put your best minds and resources on tackling these issues and challenges. Headways are being made on renewable energy sources,
We need the changes sooner !!

4. Know the limits of your authority.

Humans think they are above all creatures basis of thier power of thier intellect. Some think they are superior to others, the strong feels they have authority over others, thus exploit them to the maximum , disregard for human life, as if forgetting life of another is any less precious than thier own.

Once the killing stops , the healing starts

We really do need to heal ourselves in order to heal the world. I remind myself that everything is on borrowed terms. Its certain as the sun
the world would end one day, so lets not forget the resources put on this planet would certainly run out sooner or later

5. Wisdom to change
Start by asking ourselves if nothing last forever, what is the point of having
the fastest, and greatest in everything you do and own? Just because you can afford to burn it , does'nt entitle you to continue doing it till you reach eternity .

I'm just lamenting on the human malaise, I'm equally guilty as you are .

May god give us courage to change for a better tomorrow.

Posted by AndDroid101 June 13, 10 12:04 AM

Just one word...

Posted by Dee June 13, 10 12:08 AM

#278... You nailed it! Everyone's quick to blame BP and BO! Blame yourselves!

Posted by zen June 13, 10 12:10 AM

The end of the world as we know it....
Remember the song? remember the clean ocean waters?

Posted by Alberto June 13, 10 12:25 AM

So sad that everything in this world goes about money. And like that humanity is destroying everything, including ourselfs.

Posted by Jos June 13, 10 02:11 AM

why did you include the US? its actually owned by a UK company....

Posted by HMPH June 13, 10 02:39 AM

This is an equivalent of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in which thousands of people died. In this case, millions of marine animals and birds will die. An oil spill of this scale is bound to GREATLY affect the marine life. Who is going to be held responsible for this? Will the BP officials be tried for this? Will the governments be tried for this? Will the billions of humans sucking into the resources of the planet be tried for this?

There have been several such incidents before also (maybe not on this massive scale) and we never learned from them. WE WILL NEVER LEARN. With out present ways, we are bound to suffocate ourselves and perish, but we are also determined to make this planet inhabitable for any other species as well.

Posted by Navish June 13, 10 02:56 AM

BP and Hyundai must do all for this critical accident. They are the earth destroyers, so we need to fix the problem even if they become ruins.

Posted by masa June 13, 10 03:08 AM

This is going to transform the US.
Americans can either ascend or descend - if they ignore politics and pull through it, you're going to see the greenest and most productive country on the planet, with a huge diversity of life, and environmentally friendly cities, cars, and power.
I hope they don't get dragged down by the forces that want to get rid of Obama - and just focus on moving ahead. It's a crisis, but it's an opportunity. I'm in Canada, and so angry about this, it's such a waste and those responsible really should be strung up.

The US is a truly great country. They can do it. Personally, I think that it should be a continental effort, everyone in the US and Canada should be making a trip down there yearly, to work on the cleaning, replanting, taking care of animals.

Posted by Margaret June 13, 10 03:09 AM

poor animal, may everything go away soon...

Posted by Nam June 13, 10 03:31 AM

Time for everyone to change their way of life ,before it's too late.

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 10 04:32 AM

Its all our fault ..; why dont we stop using cars who drive on oil? I dont have a car, and i dont want a car... its just one of the things that destroying our planet...

Cry America Cry humanity because whe are the vermin for this planet... nobody could belief that such ting could happen in a industry that make' millions a day...

I'm a shame to be a human....

Posted by Nico June 13, 10 04:45 AM

Ashamed to be a human. If God destroys the human kind for its wickedness, i will accept it for greater good.

Posted by Madanraj June 13, 10 05:10 AM

Hey! Ask some Iranian companies to help BP!!!! They said they can!!!!

Posted by Mohsen June 13, 10 06:20 AM

shame on you BP

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 10 06:30 AM

I'm sorry to be watching all this from Poland happening in my chosen homeland that gave me refuge thirty years ago. I can only hope, Americans will draw some radical conclusions from this mess and kick the limy butt so hard they will never ever show up at US borders again. Make them pay for this unbelievable, horrific disaster once again brought about onto the US, and above all DON'T EVER BUY ANYTHING AT BP so they go under as soon as possible.

Best wishes to all concerned Americans from Poland, I keep my fingers crossed for you people. Hope you will manage somehow.

Posted by Polack June 13, 10 07:33 AM

Please stop talking about Bush or Obama! America's politics was and is oil politics.

We all will have to stop this! Oil will get us to disaster if we continue. It's not only the mexican gulf, it's our cars, our planes - every drop of oil burnt heats up the atmosphere and causes greed, pollution and war in those countries where it is found: Iran, Nigeria, Kasachstan, to name just a few.

We can at least limit our greed.

…and "Thank You!" for the great pictures!

Posted by Thomas Born June 13, 10 07:41 AM


Posted by Bob June 13, 10 08:12 AM

Bravo for the big corporate,We are letting you get away with murder one more time..It is our duty to the rest of life on the planet to stop our stupid greedy way ..We have to stop......The growth of our species is killing the others... The biginning of the END !!!!!

Posted by Delorme June 13, 10 08:42 AM

In a crisis like this - you get to a state where the point has been made. The course has changed - and good men with integrity and passion have committed to stop the bleeding and reclaim what they can from the hands of this disaster. Wallowing in an endless stream of horrendous imagery serves little positive purpose. It certainly does make you angry. How does that help at this stage ?
What do these picture make YOU want to do ? Are you ready to volunteer ?

Posted by Mr. Right June 13, 10 09:03 AM

Imagine if this'd happened somewhere else how would US government have reacted to it. This is a disaster in a global scale.

Posted by Farzin June 13, 10 10:01 AM


your an idiot. how do you get your power to your home? to run your car? ect ect. they have a job to do, to make your life easy. its not BP's fault.

Posted by josh June 13, 10 10:18 AM

Do we get more and more from nature selfishness? Is this the revenge of nature ?

Posted by mon June 13, 10 10:44 AM

It's amazing how many "over-night" environmentalists there suddenly are, especially here in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The wetlands have been disappearing for YEARS due to an apathetic public and a corrupt state government that takes in millions of dollars from the oil and chemical industries while turning a blind eye to environmental destruction. Add this to the backdrop of one of the poorest and uneducated states in the country. Perhaps this is the silver lining..that finally, we realize we are the stewards of the land, its protection has been entrusted to us by a higher power. We'll either realize this now or wake up when its too late.

Posted by NOLA tman June 13, 10 11:00 AM


Posted by Joe Torres Sr June 13, 10 11:13 AM

#273 what is the decisive alternative? please enlighten the global community. they have tried everything except a nuclear detonation to stop the the flow of oil. if you don't think enough is being done stop talking and get busy with the clean up solution.

Posted by Dean Buscher June 13, 10 11:32 AM

BP tried "top kill" about a week ago. It failed because they did it wrong. They should take that smug CEO of theirs, and cram HIM into the leak, using one of their remote subs. They should then do the same to his second in comand, and so on down the chain of command. At some point in time, this 'top kill' method should work.

Posted by F.S. March June 13, 10 11:44 AM

Why can we send people to the moon but can't stop a flipping oil leak in our own oceans..................It really shows were the goverment has it's heads.................

Posted by mike aycock June 13, 10 12:15 PM

This is a terrible incident, and responsible parties should have to pay. The impact on the Gulf's ecosystem and resident’s way of life will be unprecedented. Unfortunately, most people see these pictures of birds/turtles/crabs covered in oil and they become completely irrational and emotional. If a plane crashes do we stop all air travel - No, that would be insane; however, not nearly as insane as halting oil production. Petroleum is used in literally thousands of products that we all use everyday. Look up a list of petroleum products and you may be shocked. Do you, or could you, live without these?

Of course the people at the top of Oil Company’s are money hungry scum bags, but that is no different from any other huge corporation. It’s just that other corporate giants can do terrible things that are not so visible to the general public. BP, and all oil majors, drill for oil because we demand it - simple supply and demand. Sure, we could stop oil drilling/exploration in the US but then what - not only are we 100% dependent on other countries oil, but we are basically saying the US, and are way of life, is too important to risk an oil disaster so we will leave it on the shoulders of the rest of the world. Not really a viable, or responsible, option.

I am all for 100% renewable energy sources and think we should continue to move in that direction. Unfortunately this form of energy is not sufficient for our needs and it doesn't solve the problem of all the products which use petroleum to manufacture.

In short, the Gulf situation is horrible, as was the Exxon Valdez. It will end however, and the result will be better drilling and safety measures in the future. Just think about what you are saying/typing because many people on here come off as extremely ignorant and unless you live in a cave, wear a grass skirt and hunt with a spear, you have no room to talk. We demand it and people/companies get it.

Posted by Alaskan June 13, 10 12:30 PM

U.S. Citizens
As a country that rules the world with a military budget of billions of dollars, super high-tech industries and can not do something to solve this problem. If you can make war against various nations, but are not capases to fix this mess, what a shame. Once again America stinks!

Posted by Brown Pelican June 13, 10 12:42 PM

people lined up around the block to give blood after katrina. i live in mobile and the same urge to volunteer has struck, only instead of giving blood i think people should all come together as we did then and get our hands dirty. for those who can't physically be there to help. i am sure there will be donation centers set up. you cant look at these pictures and not want to do something

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 10 01:17 PM

Us the people as the nation need to come together as one.
Not just us the the people of the US.
Actually united around the entire global.
We need to stand up now before it is to late.
Innocent people has lost their lives for standing up for this country.
Whatever happened to peace and unity.
The government is working towards the NWO=New World Order.
If you are not aware please WAKE UP PEOPLE.
Understand that conspiracy defined all unrighteousness.
If you haven't seen THE ARRIVALS please alert yourself as soon as possible.
The signs are very visible.
The mainstream media play a big part with the government cover up.

Posted by keepingitonethousand June 13, 10 01:49 PM
317. ce poate duce neglijenta oamenilor...sarcele pasari...

Posted by Anonim June 13, 10 01:51 PM

I like the way the Chinese deal with gross corporate corruption. They execute the ringleaders. Remember the melamine disaster in China a few years ago?

Posted by Oberon123 June 13, 10 01:51 PM

This Is just feeble in terms of Damage Dow Chemicals,Killed 20000 PPL and millions of Birds and Animals in Bhopal..All greedy companies..BP ,Dow Chemicals,Union Carbide should be banned and there money should be use\
for Restoration (Which dnt think can be done)

Posted by Alex June 13, 10 02:16 PM

I ask the question, Do you believe in drilling in the ocean? If you say No, then we might have a chance. If you say yes, then I hope you all die.

Posted by J Smedley June 13, 10 02:16 PM

We wouldn't need so much oil if we were selling our apples to the other side of the continent and then buying there apples the very next day to ship back to us. Ridiculous

Posted by John June 13, 10 02:29 PM

What has happened is tragic and must not happen again. However it is no one's interest to blame on BP alone. (as if they were the only one's responsible - (e.g. Transocean, U.S. regulators, US Coast Guard , environmentalists ) for the perfect storm of human errors and poor judgment that resulted in this catastrophe. Obama did not stop pointing his fingers yet but suggested BP CEO should be fired. They have suspeneded dividends which is right thing to do financially and spending in billions to clean up the mess.

Obama better stop pushing BP so hard:
1. It's not his business to run.
2. Stay out of BP's way and let them do their job. Too many laws and aprovals are slowing the work down, not speeding it up.

Posted by Prashant Naik June 13, 10 02:47 PM

من دلم برا پلیکانها می سوزه .

Posted by سوری June 13, 10 03:02 PM


It's awful.

Posted by Nasekomus June 13, 10 03:20 PM

I own a VW Jetta diesel that runs on waste vegetable oil from restaurants. I love it! Its cheap (60cents/gal) and I get 40MPG with an automatic transmission. They are in a minority because most manufacturers won't make a diesel auto because I believe the oil companies pay off our government to keep gasoline in vogue with all the gas guzzling autos on the road. They do not like fuel efficient autos. They would lose money. They really want to keep the gullible American public hooked on gasoline for their own profit. Greed is the name of the game. On the other hand, more than half of all cars sold in Europe are diesels.

Posted by Steve Kwiecinski June 13, 10 03:28 PM

All of you are so ignorant if you are saying blame ourselves.. LOL, how is it in any way our fault?? If there was a better source of energy available on a mass scale, any normal human would be using it and not supporting the #%&#$%^ oil trillionaires. Honestly, we are all greedy, but who needs houses(plural) where you need a car to get to the living room?? The oil companies and government are doing everything in their power to prevent renewable sources of energy because money is green enough for them.

OH, ever notice that they are doing everything they can to cap the well with a device that still collects oil. USE A CUSTOM MADE PINCH VALVE THAT CLASPS AROUND THE FLANGE. Ya.. 6000 psi is immense but it's 2010 here and we are human... There's a way to do practically everything.

Posted by James W. June 13, 10 03:29 PM

Incredible shots. Very moving.

Posted by Laura C. Trommer June 13, 10 03:44 PM

219 is right; we're all to blame. Think about what's going on in the company you work for? What short cuts are they taking? Beware what you do for your wages, for your own promotion.

Posted by hypatia June 13, 10 03:45 PM

The reptilians are making their habit more livable by doing all of these things. Weeding out human life, so they can take over. Even if they aren't shape-shifting aliens or whatever -- they are still snakes and lizards. Backstabbing freaks. It's the fault of American's for running their cars, being lazy, letting corporations take over! It's no ones fault but ours. Mindless creatures. Stand up to the government if you have such an issue. There are so many of us, if we would all just stand up and face them. But no - you're scared........

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 10 04:40 PM

I have heard many people say "we sent men to the moon, why can't we stop this leak"? But what everyone seems to forget is that although we sent men to the moon, it took almost eight years to do it. Ten, really, if you count the time before the President actually told NASA specifically to go to the Moon, but NASA had been working on it since 1959, really. So if you want to compare stopping the oil leak to putting a man on the moon, think very carefully about what you're suggesting. Maybe it will take ten years, but that thought fills me with dread. The Gulf doesn't have ten years. It really didn't have the couple of months it has already taken.

Posted by Calli Arcale June 13, 10 05:00 PM

Truly heartbreaking! I dont understand why BP doesnt have valves or such to turn off the flow? I mean it would be like a common faucet, you turn the water on and you turn it off? Where are the safety precautions that would allow them to turn off, so to speak, such an atrocity? Why would you build something you dont have control over in times like this? I just hope oil companies like BP pay BIG for their errors!! Make sure that BP is paying for their problem with money towards environmental and business killing this is causing.

Posted by lisa June 13, 10 05:12 PM

To everyone who is blaming ALL of humanity for this problem because of the SUVs/vehicles etc that we drive (by the way--I don't own a car). The problem is STILL with TPTB, the ones who REALLY control the world (not the PUPPET, Obama or any of the others). ALTERNATIVE fuels/energy has been available for a LONG time, many different kinds; however, TPTB have QUELCHED these inventions from being used by the public because the people with the big bucks did not want to LOSE money in THEIR pockets. THEY are the OIL WHORES, not the general public because many of us have wanted and invented alternative fuels/energies.

Posted by ANGRY HUMAN June 13, 10 05:14 PM

Graças ao bom Deus, este acidente não aconteceu aqui no Brasil, porque se fosse, seríamos massacrados, pressionados e perseguidos pelo resto do mundo.
Mais como se de AMERICANOS, tudo acaba em pizza ou qualquer coisa com o mesmo nome.


Posted by Antonio June 13, 10 06:32 PM

Peopel need so much oil that they don't think of all the negative thngs that will come out of this. Oil companies just started diging for oil, and now there are so many disatvantages. Animals are caught in the oilo spill, people can't enjoy the beches near the Gulf of Mexico, I am pretty sure tourists won't want to go, there will be lots of bad publicity for the gernment, and there will be a lotof complaints snet to the U.S.A. government from citizens. The world is so desperate for oil that we are willing to wreck our precious oceans and the lives of other animals! Humans are a lirttle too ependable on oil Fury would be an understatment!

Posted by Fulnoor June 13, 10 07:13 PM

The root cause of this catastrophe is not only our insatiable demand for the energy and products made from oil, but the unconscionable way BP, the rig owner, Halliburton, etc. 1. faked their reports and analyses of the safety measures needed, 2. did not put any of those safety measures into effect, 3. saw warning signs early on that a problem was coming, and ignored them, 4. did really stupid things like not replace the weak battery which was to trigger the blowout preventer, etc., etc.

No one with any authority watches over the oil drilling, or the mine digging, to force (yes, they have to be forced) them to operate properly and safely. Congress, because they get so much money from the oil and mining cos. (and others, like meat packers), leave the inspection and regulation to those same cos. So we get massive explosions in coal mines, we get explosions and collapse of oil drilling rigs, we get massive amounts of contaminated meat being sold to the public.

Does anything change? No, our congressmen need their money more than they need live, unharmed voters.

And to # 318, Prashant Naik, yes, it's in everyone's interest to blame BP and Transocean. If they had made sure the rig was properly prepared and properly operated, this would not have happened.

Yes, it was totally preventable, but would have cost them more.

And yes, it is the Presiden'ts job to castigate BP et al in public. Their NEGLIGENCE directly caused this catastrophe.

Posted by W R Lockhart June 13, 10 07:46 PM

عندما افكر فى معنى التقدم والتكنولوجيا يتضح لى ان الغرض منها لبس الرفاهية للانسان فقط ولكن الحفاظ على حياة من يشاركوننا الارض
ارى انه من المفترض على كائن عاقل ان يدرك معنى الخطر وان يضع خطط لاسوء الظروف التى يمكن ان تقابله فى مكان ما للحفاظ على حياة الكائنات الاخرى فنحن ليس الا جنس من عدة ملايين الاجناس التى خلقت لتحيا معا على كوكب واحد وتحت سماء واحدة

Posted by احمد June 13, 10 08:22 PM


Posted by joyce jones June 13, 10 08:30 PM

#279 and #289... Right on. There's no better way for me to put it.

Posted by KC June 13, 10 09:02 PM

This planet and all it's wildlife would be so much better off if we humans had never existed. In the short time we've been here we've done nothing but rape and pillage it for our own vain reasons, we certainly haven't improved on it, we never will.
The earth doesn't want us as it's caretakers, it needs us to disappear!
We might be pretty special in our own minds but as far as mother nature's concerned, we're one big mistake!
We're the virus.

Posted by We all are one June 13, 10 09:30 PM

Earth did not deserve Humans. I am ashamed of being one. Humans are cancer, destroying the healthy things.

Posted by Colin June 13, 10 09:32 PM

Gisele B. If you're reading this, please make this your next Ipanema project. This is so important. Please get involved in this Gulf desaster, you have the power to reach a very wide audience. Por favor Gisele, terra precisa de você.

Posted by Colin June 13, 10 09:40 PM

Yeah and you think the Oil cartel is just gonna let the alternative energy source industry bloom and lose the billions, the oil cartel have been pocketing all these ears.... remember chrysler came out with the elcetric cars that could do 65mph... what happen?... the bloody oil cartel bought all the technology and the cars and destroyed them!!!

Posted by slurpking June 13, 10 09:44 PM

I think this is all a hoax to try and divert money from going to Haiti where there is a real catastrophe. A littleoil will not hurt anything. But Haitians going hungry is reprehensible. Thanks racist USA for ignoring the true catastrophe which is Haiti. Even the celebrities know the oil spill is a minor problem because they are not helping the gulf like they did with the earthquake in Haiti. America needs to get it's priorities right.

Posted by Martha June 13, 10 09:55 PM

The 'other' spill BP will be keeping quiet. With the Gulf Coast dying of oil poisoning, there's no space in the press for British Petroleum's most recent spill.

Just last week over 100,000 gallons were lost at its Alaska pipeline operation. A hundred thousand used to be a lot. It still is.

Last Tuesday, Pump Station 9, at Delta Junction on the 800-mile pipeline, busted. Thousands of barrels began spewing an explosive cocktail of hydrocarbons after "procedures weren't properly implemented" by BP operators, say state inspectors.

"Procedures weren't properly implemented" is, it seems, BP's company motto.

Few in the US know that BP owns the controlling stake in the transalaska pipeline. Unlike with the Deepwater Horizon rig, BP keeps its name off the big pipe.

Posted by anonymous June 13, 10 10:28 PM

As horrific as this spill is it has woken the public to the detriments of fosil fuels and hopefully the greed of the oligarchy and monopolists involved in the rape of this planet. Hopefully this catastrophe will inspire more people to really do some research and turn off their TV and find out what is really going on in the world. There have been alternative energies available for some time now albeit suppressed. There are also alternative healing modalities available that are also represses as there is no money to be made in good heath. The same interests that hold the oil monopoly also have the interests in the pharmaceutical industry. The oil boys have the current monopoly on the empire of energy. However, all empires rise and fall as history has shown.
The reason we are addicted to fossil fuels is because it is the only thing the Governments legislate to allow. The Governments unlike what we are taught are not here for the people they are in power for their own selfish interests and to further exploit humanity and other life forms on this planet. Nobody with financial interests should ever be allowed in Government it is a huge conflict of interest.Humanity is directly on path to it's own destruction. If large amounts of people can wake up in time we can all contribute to making a difference.
Capitalism is dead. The financial system is dead and can't be revived. The great free trade experiment is over with tragic results. We need to eradicate money altogether and concentrate on a resource based economy. Where we all work for the greater good of humanity and other life forms on this planet as a whole and no one person is elevated to a higher status over another. The monopolists and the oligarchy are now exposed for the world to see. Most Governments who bow to these oligarchs have consistently legislated in favour of a carbon-based economy that multiplies corporate profits while disregarding the increases of pollution as a whole to the point where the future of all of humanity is now seriously threatened by the consequences of drowning in our own garbage.
Humanity needs to come together as one race with respect for all. In the words of Dr Bruce Lipton "We need to collectively care for the garden as opposed to fighting over the turf" Until we learn to do that we are doomed. We get the powers over us that we've earned collectively. Humanity, as a whole, is self-interested, shallow, ignorant, violent and immoral; small wonder, therefore, that our leaders (secret or otherwise) reflect that.
You want better leaders, become better people

Posted by Lori June 13, 10 10:31 PM

Let's use alternative energy I here you say.. Ok, that's a good idea. So we decide to build wind farms as one option and all the little green party idiots come out and say, NO, that will spoil the scenery!! Whatever we do, we are going to need transport. To #296, Nico, you must be one of the lucky ones who doesn't have to travel to work or live in a city with great public tansport.! OR do you use that puclic transport that likely burns this oil in some way? Coverting everything to not using oil is going to take time and money, lot's of it! Who's going to pay for this? Are you willing to increase your taxes to pay for it! I bet you won't? Let's get reasonable people, we need an alternative but we also need this oil for now until we have something we can rely on. BUT, we have to learn the leason here too and make drastic improvements to get it out with safety as the highest priority. After all, we are relying on humans here to do this work and even at our best we do make mistakes!

Posted by Dave McLaughlin June 13, 10 10:49 PM

bp only thing that matters is to continue exploiting the oil dregs, for this is that just looking for options to continue this well open, and not to close permanently.

Posted by eto gomez June 13, 10 11:12 PM

One of the best comments I saw here was "Something to keep in mind the next time you "fill it up" the SUV"

Posted by André June 13, 10 11:17 PM

It's time we stop using petroleum as a energy source. If we do not stop, we will cause the extinction of life on planet Earth.

Posted by Joyce O'Malley June 13, 10 11:35 PM


Posted by SAVITRI RAJALI (NEPAL) June 14, 10 12:58 AM

好恐怖, 不知道东海黄海里钻井平台安不安全, 唉.

Posted by Agent Q June 14, 10 02:05 AM

if we were humans and if we were lead by humans, a company like BP should suffer just like this helpless animals, the recived a fine, uauuuuuu

Posted by VIM June 14, 10 02:29 AM


Posted by LUCHITA June 14, 10 03:09 AM

You know you vote for someone because they stand on the platform that you want to believe in then you get a real eye opener. President Obama has no clue what to do in this situation, he claimed he was going to do so much for the environment, but that's not his background. He like all other politicians said whatever it took to be elected and gain more status for himself and his family. He is a great disappointment as so many other presidents were. Greedy people will never understand the impact this has on the earth and its inhabitants. All they are worried about is their stocks are dropping, their summer home on the Gulf won't be worth anything when they sell, wow, do you see these pictures (and this isn't anything compared to being out there and seeing the creatures in the ocean or washing up on land) It is now time to find a way to stop this disaster, the engineers that built the oil pipe lines, oil rigs should be able to stop the spill. Didn't they ever take into consideration an accident happening? Somewhere someone must know how to control this spill or fix it. There are no words that can even begin to express how horrible this is and what a horrific impact it has created for this planet.

Posted by Melissa June 14, 10 03:13 AM

Un horror, sin más palabras. Espero que alguien pague por ello y que BP no aparezca como una victima más, sino como lo que ha sido en esta catástrofe: la culpable. Pero lo peor es que pague lo que pague, si es que paga, el daño es irreparable.

Posted by Ismael Bricio June 14, 10 04:36 AM

This is the Tchernobyl of the decadent atlantism. This represent the beginning of the end of an entire era. Now its time for economic and managerial wich respects persons and nature. This shall not be only good intentions, its an emmergency for all, not only to save the planet but to do a radical change in many ways of life, around the world, where consumerism prevails.

Posted by Dan Gumiel June 14, 10 05:46 AM

People just don't want to stop using petrol, it will be too much of an effort to take our bike to grab things we could get comfortably installed into our well climatised car :s

I'm from France and it's all the same, people whining all the day about those horrible pictures everywhere, but when they need to do 500m to go buy their baguette (!), they just take their car forgetting eveything...

And btw government just don't give a shit about destroying planet, just take a look at the copenhagen things that happen a few month ago, they suddenly makes us believe they do care cause there's a lot's of media and don't want to loose points in poll..

(sorry for bad english..)

Posted by TipX June 14, 10 06:22 AM

Break the cycle governments - lets use hydrogen powered cars and reduce the usage of oil for profit.

Posted by Joe June 14, 10 07:01 AM

We all must start reducing our consumption of oil by-products. Oil extraction has been so profitable until today that we never have and never will hesitate a second to destroy ourselves in that business.
How many wars, how many dead people, how many polluted cities, how many painful diseases, how many extinct species, how many spoiled landscapes will it take to realize that we are loading the gun that is gonna shoot us ?
I know this is just another word lost in a deaf world ...

Posted by Nicolas June 14, 10 07:43 AM

Don't worry folks. Obama's gonna clean this up with his super-absorbent hope. Glad that Bush isn't in office. He'd have a plan. What good is a plan?

Posted by Alex June 14, 10 08:48 AM

Incredible photos. What a tragedy. I expect the Gulf will never be the same.

I wish this never happened. Especially the 11 workers who were killed. I think many forget about the human beings who lost their lives, and their families. The photo of one of the workers wives really hit me.

Posted by donsands June 14, 10 08:58 AM

Ne cherchons pas de responsable car ns sommes tous responsables.
Ne soyons pas étonnés qu'une chose pareil soit arrivée car d tragédies telles que celles-ci demeurent récurrentes depuis déjà d décennies voire plus. Nous sommes bien trop stupides et cupides pr faire changer les choses à temps, la nature s'en chargera. Mon seul désir est d'être encore là qd ça arrivera. Je veux voir la Nature reprendre sa Terre.

Posted by Rytel Nudder June 14, 10 09:40 AM

Some of these comments are complete crap. The religious quotations are a waste of time. This isn't the end of the world. Blaming Obama for his "lack of response" is also stupid.

1.) This stuff happens and it's tragic.
2.) Modern technology isn't as impressive as you think it should be.
3.) It's in BPs best interest (as a PR matter) to deliver on it's promise.
4.) Neither BP or the Government can fix everything. Only time can.

I'm very distressed over this whole mess, but these things happen and will always happen until we find better ways of procuring our energy needs. This crisis is nothing like those to come in the future. As population builds and our resources sloppily keep up, we are doomed to repeat this over and over again.

Posted by Justin Wilson June 14, 10 09:40 AM

لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله
الانسان عمرو ما هيتعلم ابدا تمن الطبيعة الا لما ربنا يخدها منو تانى
دى الطبيعة . الى ربنا مدهلنا و دة الجزاء الى بندهولها

Posted by mohamed June 14, 10 09:49 AM

BP is not a British company any more, it is a multi national one
it is 39% owned by the USA
USA produces 4.5% of the worlds oil, but consumes nearly 25%
If you want oil to run your cars etc then everyone should ask where is this oil going to come from?

Posted by USA Sucks June 14, 10 10:14 AM

i hope oil prices stay low. that way oil companies make less money and the average consumer can live more cheap. if they go up, obama gets more money visa visa taxing though. so maybe oil prices are a win win situation. we can't let the repubs win in november. all they want to do is get more oil, and everyone by now knows that it's a completely unstainable way to live. if you dont know by now, i'm sure the birds can tell you...

Posted by Mark Jones June 14, 10 10:28 AM

It is one thing to clean these poor creatures up, it is another to find a place to release them to????

Where are all of the telethons, where is the outrage? Where is the ASPCA or the Humane Society? Or are these creatures not worth protecting?

If this is our doom we have only ourselves to blame.

Posted by mary ellen June 14, 10 10:33 AM

To all this shall concern,

If I could hear nature/god/universe say "english" words, i think I would hear something like...."Why can't we just be friends". Interpret it as you wish.

I shall do everything in MY power to influence friends/family/co-workers to re-think healthy living and to VOLUNTEER time to their community and especially the cancer-suffering heart of the gulf.

Please don't do anything for wealth or rank, but for progress of needy entities.

No one shall point their finger at the culprit, for we shall not ignore that truth but to obligate our self by tending to the land(s) that suffer and that we enjoy. May these lands be water, soil, atmosphere and vacuum of the distant abyss beyond our human sight/reach.

People, remember where you came from and how quickly you can be removed

Posted by Thom June 14, 10 11:09 AM

It is obvious Obama can't do a thing about this disaster. But he can, definitely, stop the offshore drilling, thus eliminating any posibilities that it happens again.
You want oil, USA citizen, so you can pursue your stupid and irresponsible life styles? (nothing to do with liberty, by the way) Then drill it from your land. Commit to destroy your own resources, not everybody elses, and see if you survive.

Posted by alunasa June 14, 10 11:17 AM

That´s what money can to do !! Incredible, unnaceptable, SHAME of the humanity !!!

Posted by Ramiro June 14, 10 11:31 AM

While backpacking through Europe after I graduated college from a pretty good liberal arts school I had many conversations with local pub patrons, shop keepers, city workers, and those that enjoy the fine arts. It's my opinion that all art is fine, though sculpture is my particular calling. I feel it displays rapture better than any medium I've come across.

Anyway, I cannot stress enough that Europeans have much to teach us. Smaller cars, longer vacations, less work, better food, better appreciation of the arts... just better lives. They are cultured and care deeply for that which matters. It's astounding that their uniquely intelligent way of life has not jumped the pond yet.

Government should be able to care for people and people should rely on government for their necessities and every so often for a luxury item, be it an extra paid week off or a medium-sized subsidy for that car you've always wanted.

They accomplish such a beautiful way of life over there.

I come back to the states [I will not call it home] and I see this mess that not even Obama can fix. Coincidentally, he's the only one that truly understands the beauty of the European government system.

It breaks my heart. We are truly a sad people.

Look to Europe for answers. They are a beacon of light in this cold, harsh, OILY world.

Posted by Jay June 14, 10 11:37 AM

and who here wants this??? #271 with his hypocrisy... get off the high horse... just because other things are wrong as well, does not minimize the horrendousness that continues with the oil situation. and obama is far from being the main concern here. bush dynasty took us to a personal war. now we have to get over our needs of oil but first we need to fix this so this just does not happen anymore! and the companies have so much to pay for...

Posted by taj dahl June 14, 10 11:42 AM

i live in pensacola fl and the fear of everyone here is "can it be stopped?"
yes, a plan should have been in place and there should always be a way
to correct any problem, but, the only problem right now is minimizing the devastation to this beautiful coast and others in the future months.

i'm sick to death of every right wing blaming obama and the rest blaming BP!

we all have a hand in this tragedy because we never ask questions and have allowed our country and businesses in the US to become greedy, not knowledgeable or even interested in long term effects.
how much $ will be made is the first question and the results or payment for our greed is never mentioned.
wake up america! it's time to think responsibly about the future - there's plenty of blame to go around if you want a share. HELP US FIND A SOLUTION!!!

Posted by carol June 14, 10 11:54 AM

Come on you guys, stop having a pop at BP and trying to make it go bust,which will also ruin the lives of innocent people, whilst it is terrible what has happend, it wasn't their parts that broke but american, but they are doing the honourable thing and accepting responsibility (unlike in bopal which was also an American company). It could've happend to another rig, it was just a matter of time.

Posted by MarK June 14, 10 11:55 AM

For the love of God...get over your "doom and gloom" crap. Stop making it out to be that humans are terrible and we all should die. I mean come on...grow up and grown a spine. Yes it's a terrible thing that happened, and I feel awful for the industry that is being destroyed because of the oil. But why are you just simply blaming it on humans or BP? Do accidents happen? Yes! Crap happens...that's life. From this event, we are learning how to prevent this stuff in the future. But it doesn't mean we should all hate ourselves. We all make mistakes. BP should own up to their responsibilities (and they are now), and so should the government officials who didn't make sure that all proper procedures were being followed. Or how about the government officials that wouldn't even allow them to start cleaning up when they had viable plans to prevent the oil from coming on shore. But in the end, BP and all those who should be held responsible - they need to so. But quit your crying about how we are terrible people and are killing the earth. Crap happens. Learn from these situations...and to the person that said this is worse than 9/ dare you! 3000 people were killed because of terrorists...because of hatred. The people who were killed on the ship...that is sad, and my heart and prayers go out to the families. But I really don't believe that BP was out to kill those people, and they are not terrorists. I am sad for what is happening in the gulf, and my hearts and prayers go out to everyone being affected, but if you want real change, stopping the production of oil is not the answer, unless you want the government to control everything and we live in tyranny (when there are plenty of examples as to how government doesn't do anything right).

Posted by Sarah June 14, 10 12:05 PM

I am ashamed to be a human being

Posted by Richard Boudreau June 14, 10 12:06 PM

we are slowly killing ourselves, look at the everglades as an example. if in one night we did what it has taken 50 years to do to the everglades, it would be a disaster. but instead it will be a slow death, not of the planet, because it will just shake us off her back and evolve a new series of species, but of ourselves. go BP and big business!!!! your greed is much more important than our lives!!!!! your priority is worthwhile and you deserve direct access to the elected officials WE ELECT!!!!! while when i call my elected officials, i get some guy who does not even care about my concern and i can only assume my elected official does not either, otherwise he would take the time to speak to me. but then again, i am not the one that is important, big business takes the priority! so please fight all these dumb constituents in court over their BS claims, they just want your hard earned cash. don't let'em have a penny!!!!! rather, invest in lawyers and politicians that can keep those fu@king peasants in their pathetic place!!!! if they were smarter and would maybe work harder, they might gain something in this life, but no. they get what they deserve!!!! oil drenched beaches, dead wildlife, a collapsing ecosystem (the ocean and planet) and no money. private gain at societies expense. it is the American way and don't you even think about changing it, i'll keep my hummer, god and guns, you keep the change!

Posted by Jaime Molina June 14, 10 12:16 PM

The thing you people arent getting is that this entire time they just keep trying to CONTAIN the spill capture as much oil as they can they are not trying to STOP the spill. They are trying to save as much oil as they can so they dont lose money. Containment is not stopping it...All the eco systems down there are going to die i dont mean in a week or month but years from now that entire region is DEAD first the small things like plankton and right on up the food its over GAME OVER MAN GAME OVER...

Posted by Ron June 14, 10 12:34 PM

Booo... America is to blame... booo them... boooo... BP is to blame... booo... booo....

BAH, listen to a lot of you! One of the other posters mentioned that if there was another mass resource that mankind could make use of then they would. Yes we are dependent on oil, but that doesn't make us at fault for what has happened here. I eat french fries from McDonald's, so is it my fault that a guy who works at the factory making the fries broke his arm when he fell off a ladder that he wasn't even supposed to be on? You can't blame me for reaping the benefits of something that happened during the creation of that benefit.

That being said, there were concerns voiced to BP that the drilling should slow down due to "earlier problems". BP didn't listen and instead sped it up causing the explosion.

This was a corporate screw up because some penny pinchers wanted to hurry losing money so they can start making it from that rig. So quit blaming the users of a product for accidents resulting in the creation of it.

Posted by the ignorance police June 14, 10 12:36 PM

que cosa tan fea que daño le estamos haciendo a nuestro planeta

Posted by adriana June 14, 10 01:09 PM

Rig survivors: BP ordered shortcut on day of blast

The morning the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, a BP executive and a Transocean official argued over how to proceed with the drilling, rig survivors told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview.

The survivors' account paints perhaps the most detailed picture yet of what happened on the deepwater rig -- and the possible causes of the April 20 explosion.

The BP official wanted workers to replace heavy mud, used to keep the well's pressure down, with lighter seawater to help speed a process that was costing an estimated $750,000 a day and was already running five weeks late, rig survivors told CNN.

BP won the argument, said Doug Brown, the rig's chief mechanic. "He basically said, 'Well, this is how it's gonna be.' "

"That's what the big argument was about," added Daniel Barron III.

Shortly after the exchange, chief driller Dewey Revette expressed concern and opposition too, the workers said, and on the drilling floor, they chatted among themselves.

"I don't ever remember doing this," they said, according to Barron.

"I think that's why Dewey was so reluctant to try to do it," Barron said, "because he didn't feel it was the right way to have things done."

Revette was among the 11 workers killed when the rig exploded that night.

Posted by goodnew June 14, 10 01:31 PM

just wait until the next hurricane. that will really make a mess of things. the oil spill will be swept deeper inland and impossible to ever clean up.

Posted by anonymous June 14, 10 01:39 PM

it can't be stop this giant-oil thing.... is an ireversibil thing in this world... is so sad to US.

Posted by PLACEBO June 14, 10 01:47 PM

Why isn't anyone employing the paraffin wax method of clean up?

Posted by VF June 14, 10 01:57 PM

Hundreds of thousands of unemployed people. Empty factories. Sun shining. Wind blowing. B. Obama dare not step on the toes of the oil industry by promoting clean energy. It's a scam.
We could have 100,000 clean solar panels next year, but it might cost the oil barons money...we can't do that.

Posted by dead pelicans June 14, 10 02:03 PM

Funny no one's crying about oily seagulls...

Posted by Justin June 14, 10 02:16 PM

I think Haliburton sabotaged the rig to put BP out of business.

Posted by John Kangas June 14, 10 02:33 PM

These pictures make me sick. And angry. Angry at BP, the Transocean people, the government, and quite a lot at the moralizers who pretend this big 'ole earth is crying over this oil spill. The earth is a rock with water & people on it. It is not a living organism.

The enviro-nazis own a large share of the blame. We wouldn't be drilling in 5000 feet of water if we were able to do so in the shallow water that the liberals in congress are so feverishly protecting. Drill in ANWR - if there's a spill, it can be easily contained.

The sentiment that says we should bankrupt BP over this is just laughable. If BP went out of business today, there would be NO ONE cleaning up the mess. And don't say the gov't should do it - they couldn't turn off a water spigot without 200 pages of documentation, an environmental impact analysis, five years of hearings, and lawsuits from everyone from Greenpeace to Codepink.

The ignorance of the vast majority of posters here is appalling.

Posted by American June 14, 10 02:34 PM


Posted by 鈴木太郎 June 14, 10 02:39 PM

Jay (#371):

You redefine the term "Ugly American" with a left-wing elitist twist.

You say, of Europeans: "They are cultured and care deeply for that which matters. It's astounding that their uniquely intelligent way of life has not jumped the pond yet."

So you have decided that Europeans care about what matters, and by implication, Americans do not. If I believe it is more important for my son to play baseball than soccer, I should not have that opportunity because, hey, Europeans don't play baseball. If I want to work hard & forego a vacation so I can have a pool behind my house, too bad. I have to take whatever the goverment lets me have, because they know better. If I would rather my government hire more police officers & teachers over commissioning a sculpture for the town square, I'm a bad person, right? Sheer arrogance.

"Look to Europe for answers," you say. Maybe...if the questions is, "How can we give up our freedom and replace a robust engine of economic development with an economically unsustainable system that has already proven incapable of meeting basic needs?"

Posted by Steve June 14, 10 03:09 PM

Mon dieu !!!
C'est un drâme, une catastrophe majeure!!

Posted by manfred June 14, 10 03:24 PM

I think its high time we got off the oil and force clean energy down the government's and worlds throat. Tragedies like this can be totally avoided by using cleaner energy. Yes there are risks involved and it would wreck the current economy, but to be totally honest with everything thats been going on in the last few years, between the economic catastrophe and now this....well, one can only hope that corporate greed and the almighty dollar might change for something better here. I'm fairly sure that the good people of the united states are sick and tired of seeing the the greed cause can chalk this catastrophe up to corporate greed.
To the CEO of BP....You need to be taken out into the street and given a good flogging, you have no compassion for what you did. All you are is a chode at this point. You don't care about the environment or the people you harm as long as the oil flows. I dare you to prove me wrong.
To President Obama....You need to get your act together and show the people some emotion for crying out loud. Yes i believe in being calm and collected and having all the facts. But if ever there were a time to be angry you are sitting on it. You say you want to bring change and i truly hope you do. But continuing with the oil is straight up wrong and if you haven't figured that part out by now you need to punch yourself in the face until you do.

Posted by Seth June 14, 10 04:28 PM

We only need to look on our mirrors to see who's fault this is. We have got to come up with something better to solve the energy problems

Posted by Dana June 14, 10 04:35 PM

Steve, are you implying that Obama would not be able to decide for us what's best? I sincerely doubt that's a majority opinion. Last I checked he's the best president in the past thirty years. He has moved us closer to socialized medicine, which is very obviously for the best. He has punished the banking system, which is long overdue. And the first thing he did after taking the office is fly his wife to Paris for the weekend before he got down to work. I can't think of anything more romantic...

Posted by Jay June 14, 10 04:54 PM

This event is so horrific, I just go numb with incomprehension. I can't imagine knowing that your home will soon sit in a toxic cesspit, then watching it happen, surrounded by dying animals, flailing in thick, brown muck and the carcasses of those already dead. The lives of Gulf Coast residents is about the change fundamentally. These changes will probably continue for generations; a shiny, nacre heirloom from British Petroleum to future generations of US citizens.

I'm sure I'll sympathize more when a hurricane hits that slick at the right angle and launches lubricant rain at Oklahoma.

Posted by cgauthier June 14, 10 05:07 PM

- autos...........+ aves
+ bicicletas.....+ vida
- palabras.......+ acción
urge cambiar!!

Posted by sathsuma June 14, 10 05:09 PM


Posted by LORNA June 14, 10 05:11 PM

What's scarey is that I'm reading articles on 'esoteric' websites saying that they are predicting that the only ones able to fix our problem is extraterrestrial beings who have greater abilities than us humans. At first I thought it was pretty ridiculous but now after the gulf spill and after so many failures I'm thinking "Wow, where did I read that again?" They may be on to something. Well it stated that they (Other Worldly Beings) will appear to fix our problems but will in the process clandestinely implement more forms of control. Wow, I'm stunned. I also read that there are Underground bases where the government already authorized projects involving Other Worldly entities. Scarey.

Posted by Lisa June 14, 10 05:30 PM

No pueden ser tan hijos de puta y encima les chupa un huevo

Posted by nilda June 14, 10 05:47 PM

The big oil companies are like the mob. They have so much control in the government it is sickening. The USA uses 40% of the worlds oil. WOW...does that indicate our addiction. Basically we are in deep and it will take a miracle to get the oil companies out of the government. They have too much lobbying power and MONEY $$$$$$$, which allows them to buy off everyone. BP products include Castrol Motor oil and others and I will never purchase their products again. Hope they have to file chapter 11.......

Posted by PopsBirt June 14, 10 07:19 PM

309 - to compare this to an an act of terrorism is pathetic. After reading the many comments blaming everyone else, blaming SUV owners, blaming the US. Anyone who uses a computer, buys food, buys consumer goods, uses any form of energy to heat/cool their homes, anyone who enjoys the modern conveniences of today's world, is just as guilty as the next, IF YOU MUST CAST BLAME. All of these industries rely on oil based transportation methods. So until, you go back to living as they did before we relied on oil, quit pointing the finger. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. No one is blameless here.

Posted by Dianna June 14, 10 08:00 PM

يقول تعالى: (ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِي النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُمْ بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ)

Posted by abdullah M. Aseif June 14, 10 08:44 PM

Quit Blaming others, And get off your whinning butts, and get something to help clean this mess up.

Posted by PriaPism June 14, 10 09:45 PM

Obama is quick to blame and punish but he has made the situation worst by regulating the clean up and regulating the oil gush.

Accidents do happen and it is very obvious that BP is the culprit. The oil gush should be open for bid to every oil company, BP doesn't have anymore tricks up their sleeves.

The US is on a record unemployment rate and liquid money is floating on the beaches. Again there is not enough delegation to other cleanup crews and to the potential labor market.

Government regulation is counter productive. Day 1 was BP's problem, now it's everybody's problem. BPs resources is limited and to it's full capacity. Government resources is still occupying foreign land and has not been reduced for this disaster. We need less regulation more resources and it starts with impeachment.

Posted by Leland June 14, 10 09:48 PM

BP had 760 EGREGIOUS, WILLFUL safety violations since 2007! Now internal memos from BP engineers tell the story of blatant disregard for safety precautions to save money on this well, despite multiple warnings from their own engineers and Halliburton Co.
The US should take all of BPs money---but it still won't be enough to fix this eco-disaster.

Posted by Greg June 14, 10 10:03 PM

Fine BP a Billion dollars a day.

Posted by Angela June 14, 10 10:43 PM

Was just listening to a news bit about how people can't really fathom numbers and how hard it is to visualize / equate what's going on in the gulf as far as the leak and the rate of flow equal to volume.

2.2 millions gallons of oil leaking per day (forget what they say they are capturing now) is a 12" diameter pipe 60 miles long.

So, I would say we need to step up a few notches and create new technologies that allow for an IMMEDIATE CAP option. Or, stop deep water drilling. This was the 3rd or 4th deepest well in the world. Enough said.

Posted by ranson June 14, 10 11:07 PM

Poor pelicans...

Posted by Tol June 14, 10 11:38 PM

Gulf's marine ecosystem destroyed. Natures reserves for the next generation is gone (spawn of marine wildlife, eggs, frys). Hurricane comes June 25 July 4. Plug the well bore with a closed cemented pipe. What if the relief well goes bust too?

Posted by 4 oceans June 15, 10 01:06 AM

oh, good. because getting angry with each other and being rude over a comment board is doing a lot of good, right? who the f*** do we think we are? this planet would be better off without us at this rate.

Posted by Trista June 15, 10 01:26 AM

I just can't watch these images. They are really heart tearing images. I don't know what the hell is Obama Government doing to stop this oil leak.

Posted by June 15, 10 03:01 AM

I'm sorry for all the animals living there. I'm scared about the press that stop reporting because of the worldcup and so on.

Posted by Alrik June 15, 10 04:35 AM

First, # 400, if they file for chapter 11, you will pay for the cleanup and everything in the next many many years. You will pay lots via your taxes and inflation Will that make you happy then? Fine them to the wazoo as long as possible. Make them criminally responsible for having cut corners and saved $$$ creating the blowup of the Horizon. Make them pay ! Ch 11 would be the easy way out.
Second, what the heck is going on down there anyway??!! I sent a suggestion to Horizon team, it took them three weeks to respond, while every 5 to 8 days another Exxon Valdez leaks in the gulf. Even on my least favorite TV Channel they show Gov. Huckabee with all those folks who seem to have perfect solutions to soak up that oil, with tons of those materials available,but nothing of that is accepted.
It takes them 56 days to accept and put into action Kevin Costners machines. Why not on day 3, why 56 days???
This is not the time to mindf..k. The house is on fire !!! Will you jump or seek for the perfect solution? Use everything and anything available, how can you even think about cost, if the lives and existences of generations of gulf residents are at stake, if innocent animal's life is at stake, if the food chain is at stake, if our very existence is at stake, if they cannot plug this damn hole as some suggest and it leaks until Christmas or for 9000 days until it is exhausted ???
On CNN they show one expert guy who tells us that he volunteered from day one to clean the birds, that thousands of members from the Audubon Society volunteered, but they are not welcomed, while we are presented with horrendous torturous pictures of birds dying and suffocating in that goo. Has everybody in power completely lost their marbles? Have they all turned brain dead or comatose?
Where are our politicians when we need them to make up on their empty promises? 56 days !!!!!! And counting.
Thirdly: Folks, ultimately we all and our indirect uninformed thirst for oil is to blame. Just think of apples. You gotta have apples. They don't grow, where you live. You might have papayas, and pineapple, and lychees and mangoes, where you or I live, but you need damn apples! Every commercial apple is sprayed average ten times per season with some pesticide, derived from oil. Then the apple is packed in a spooky looking 12-pack molded of sturdy plastic to accommodate 3" diameter apples, that probably needs more volume of oil to produce than the 12 apples you eat. Then you fly/ship those apples to your local superstore, using kerosene derived from oil. And then you don't even recycle that thing, but you throw it in the garbage, or, if you are completely brain-dead, into the ocean, where it will never dissolve, just disintegrate into smaller and smaller parts, eaten by animals, mistaken for food, killing them. All that, because you think you need a frigging apple out of season. Or a strawberry from Caliphonia in the middle of winter. Just learn to be aware of what you are doing ! Plastic is made out of oil! Plastic is made out of oil !!! As I realized in Safeway, the other day, there really are cashiers who don't know a plastic shopping bag is made from oil. The more of it you throw away, the more oil is needed and being drilled for in dangerous deep water wells. Become aware of the necessity of recycling, it's not just a 'tree hugger' thing. Here is an example: I live here in the US in a house with 4 folks, my best friend in Germany lives in a house with 4 folks. Their garbage bin is about a quarter of our garbage bin here. It's being emptied every other week, ours is being emptied twice a week. That means we produce 16x as much garbage as they do ! They recycle everything. Just try that for a few weeks. Put everything plastic in a bag , yes everything, you will be amazed, and bring it to your local recycling center. Yo will be amazed, and maybe you will realize how many gallons of oil you save that will not have to be drilled for, maybe just those gallons that kill innocent wild live now. Just try it for a week, it might kick start your awareness , it might give you a true 'aha' moment. Just imagine, every equivalent of a gallon of plastic you recycle, saves you that amount of $ you pay for a gallon of gas. Or imagine that poor pelican you so pity has your gallon of plastic stuck in the form of oil all over it's precious feathers, because you could not care about recycling your plastic. Just wake up ! Do your part. Be responsible. That means, 'be able to respond' to this desaster. Please respond to this tragedy. Be the change you want to see. Peace !

Posted by peteronmaui June 15, 10 04:51 AM

Yorumunuzu buraya yazın ...(insanları....? ) NASIL ..Bilinçlendirebiliriz acaba
bunu vicdanlarına ne ile ÇAKSAK.

Posted by Güner Soyer June 15, 10 05:10 AM

que vergüenza de gente irresponsables eso es peor que lo de aqui en españa

Posted by jose June 15, 10 05:19 AM

Thank You #313, ALASKAN!!! Posted June 13th, I Could Not Have Said It Better Myself!

Posted by Jodi Dahl FL. Resident June 15, 10 06:18 AM

horrific! God save everyone

Posted by Sardar Mohkim Khan June 15, 10 07:14 AM

It's a massive disaster and the oil still spill. :(
I've read that Russia, in the past used small nuclear bombs (40kt) to stop uncontrollable oil spills with success, digging a hole near that one created by the drilling and detonate it, closing the gap in the rocks.
If still spill, could be a (sad) option, not a good one, but maybe brute force can stop this havoc.
I'm wondering if they have done at least a computed simulation of this scenario.
This s**t must be stopped as soon as possible.

Posted by Massimo June 15, 10 07:35 AM

i am grateful for the internet,now we can see who is doing what , The media is is becoming free we can see the truth if we choice to, i will question my purchases making sure i will have no part in putting people in positions of power like this . simple, I just will not buy anything to do with them.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 10 07:36 AM

We fly to the moon ( maybe not ???? ) , we can built A bombs and other
terrible things ............but we can`t stop this horrible desaster.

So let us better live on the moon , because there is no BP and no OIl.

Posted by Karoline Hermann , Germany June 15, 10 09:08 AM

that is just sad

Posted by ed June 15, 10 09:08 AM

When the last animal is killed, the last tree ist cat, and the earth is dead - they will find out that they cannot eat money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( Old Indian rule )

Posted by Karoline Hermann , Germany June 15, 10 09:13 AM

I beleive the goverment and our president have no idea what is going on in the gulf. BP is doing what they want and their is no one who can do anything about it.

Posted by Bill de Blanc June 15, 10 09:50 AM

"BP has done this, BP has done that..." bla bla bla. Please do realize that each and every one of us plays part in this, we are ALL responsible, so own your share of responsibility!

As long as we depend on oil this will continue to happen. Drive less, walk more. Stop getting a paper cup with each and every friggin' coffee you drink, bring your own mug instead. Stop wasting, period. Do whatever little you can do to making this world a better place. Many little goods can add up to something bigger and good.

Posted by Matka Boska June 15, 10 10:17 AM

Que horror!!!!
Pobre planeta... pobre humanidade... pobre vida!!!
Que mundo deixaremos para os nossos filhos e netos?
É a ganância superando o bom senso....

Posted by Marilza June 15, 10 10:54 AM

In the future the man will survive with what? Cars, money, jewelry? The greed moves everything, but will not help in the near future. If we do not realize that our lives depends on the environment, we will suffer. Without clean water, good air, food for all, the biodiversity, our future it will be dark!!!!

Posted by Taci June 15, 10 11:27 AM

And which one of you decided to take his bike to work today?
BP should try harder, no sh*t. But as long as we don't make an effort to reduce our petrol consumption and move to other resources, we are all to blame! Take a lesson form this and think about how you can prevent this in the future! Off shore drilling is not an option ..

Posted by Frank - Surfrider Foundation Holland June 15, 10 11:36 AM

Americans, world shame on you.

Posted by Rosario Rico Toro June 15, 10 12:37 PM

People.............................. the oil is NATURAL. It is part of the earth. Any day an earthquake could happen to release 100x as much oil into the ocean and you wouldn't be able to blame it on BP. Let's be happy that companies like BP exist to siphon off the nasty brown gunk from the bowels of the earth so that some day (when there is no more oil) this sort of catastrophe cannot happen. Accidents happen but so do natural disasters.

Posted by Andrew Weaver June 15, 10 12:57 PM

I agree accidents do happen but every step should be made to make sure they don't; especially to this degree. Their operation includes plumbing. What is the first question you ask when a pipe is leaking, whether it be irregation, sewer, house water supply, maybe even oil," Where is the shutoff valve?" Imagine that. If BP or any oil company tells me there is no shutoff valves that deep in the ocean, then why are they drilling? Your setting yourself up for problems. I agree that we are all responsible to a degree. This has made me aware about how much energy my household uses and what we can do to cut it down. But the fact still remains that if oil companies don't have the means to stop a leak then why are they allowed to drill? Would you allow a contractor to run pipes through your homes, schools, businesses, ect. saying that they will not have a main shut off valve and/or no one will be be able to stop a leak if one springs? That would be stupid! Same thing with oil companies. they should have tighter codes and safety measures just in case an accident happens. Hopefully the governments around the world will look at this inncident and reallize this and regulate oil companies.

Posted by rogers June 15, 10 02:10 PM

So tell us again, Rush Limbaugh, about how humanity can't destroy the environment. Tell us again, Rush, how those worried about environmental collapse are all just fear mongers.

Anyone who makes their living off of the Gulf fish, Gulf shrimp, Gulf beach tourism - move NOW, change careers NOW. It's OVER for at least a decade, and BP won't pay you enough to keep your family going. The coastal economy is over.

And anyone who loves the wildlife of the Gulf Coast, from Mexico to Sanibel Island, and even possibly the Keys - I don't think there's anything to do but cry.

Posted by RickK June 15, 10 02:13 PM

@ picture #28....
Looks to me that this pipe has bolts, there is not a ROV that can unbolt the fitting and then submerge a flexable pipe with a new fitting and rebolt it? As welll why not submerg a slide on fiiting with hose clamp as would be in the average car?
Something had to put the contraption down there and put it in place...
I mean seriously, I am not a scientist nor a mechcanical engineer, but still..I think BP is avoiding thses simple things so they can wait for the new wells to be done. And another idea why have they not tried to use hay to "mop" up the great..BUT you cant really collect the oil...if the had done this along the shore BEFORE it got there it would have created a barrior and then boats could have collected the hay and disposed of it or even pressed the oil out of it....Not happy with these slow action plans...

Posted by Real pissed human June 15, 10 02:17 PM

This is a disaster of unprecedented proportion and it must be treated accordingly. The President is about to address the nation on this important issue and he should confine his comments to the job at hand. If he goes off on a tangent and tells us that we must pass a comprehensive a energy plan then he will be making this emergency about politics and not the crisis that needs a solution.
Now is not the time to assess blame and now is not the time to talk about cap and trade, now is the time to be Presidential and tell us exactly how this is going to be solved. Once this is solved then it is time to talk about who pays and what we will do in the future!

Posted by rgray222 June 15, 10 04:35 PM

Oh, I am soooo waiting the day when oil will run dream will come true then...I am 22 so....

Posted by Liudas June 15, 10 05:00 PM


Posted by PABLO HERNANDEZ June 15, 10 05:03 PM

The problem of this world is the human.

Posted by jose June 15, 10 05:28 PM

This would not happen with electric cars. But GM and BP won't let us have electric cars.
As for who is to blame it is anyone who owns or drives or rides in cars buses trucks and any other vehicle that uses oil and gas. Look in the mirror. We are all to blame. Human beings are like locusts. We will sooner or later infect the universe. Meanwhile BP has trashed the beautiful Gulf Coast. And all the wildlife there.

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Posted by Blitz June 15, 10 07:34 PM

if we all sold our cars, the inustry would be over...... think about it

Posted by john traczewski June 15, 10 07:37 PM

cheers to disaster recovery.

Posted by tommy June 15, 10 07:52 PM

Mientras alguien
proponga muerte sobre esta tierra
y se fabriquen armas para la guerra,
yo pisaré estos campos sobreviviendo.
Todos frente al peligro, sobreviviendo,
tristes y errantes hombres, sobreviviendo.
Hace tiempo no río como hace tiempo,
y eso que yo reía como un jilguero.
Tengo cierta memoria que me lastima,
y no puedo olvidarme lo de Hiroshima.
Cuánta tragedia, sobre esta tierra...
Hoy que quiero reírme apenas si puedo,
ya no tengo la risa como un jilguero
ni la paz de los pinos del mes de enero,
ando por este mundo sobreviviendo.
No quiero ver un dia manifestando
por la paz en el mundo a los animales.
Cómo me reiría ese loco día,
ellos manifestándose por la vida.
y nosotros apenas sobreviviendo,

Posted by Julieta Casale.- June 15, 10 10:09 PM

Seriously Martha a "hoax" and just a "lil oil" won't hurt anything? Spoken like a true uneducated repuglikkan (as my friend Chris would say). This tradgedy will have ramifications beyond comprehension. What happenend in the Gulf of Mexico was MANMADE much unlike the EARTHQUAKE in Haiti which was a natural disaster. MAN is to blame for what is happening right now and only MAN can fix it. This is what happens when you live in a society that is comfortable with the slogan : "Drill baby, drill!" Well we drilled all right and now we all have to pay the price.

Posted by Jessica June 15, 10 10:54 PM

If this clean up were my job, you would have fired me for sure. I'm sure if these environmental management people, our government management people and the oil drilling management people had their work assignments or careers at risk of ending, this disaster would be ended long before now.

This is not just a catastrophic disaster, but a discrace to American Life and a crime to humanity. Where are all the real life super heros when we need them. This photo collection certainly defines the need for intervention.

Posted by gregory in michigan June 16, 10 12:23 AM

Shall we change from "Oil Giants" to "Disaster Giants"? Exxon... BP... I wonder what is next? Total?

Posted by Al-ustaadh Ahmed Mohamed. June 16, 10 01:18 AM

Never Forget...!

Posted by amir June 16, 10 02:40 AM

They don't care about anything but their wallet. It's disgusting but will go on and on and on... As long as money rule this poor world.

Posted by karine June 16, 10 04:48 AM

It is interesting that nobody mentiones a simple fact... another "human error" has already happened with BP, again damaging the same way the environment, only that fault was smaller, so I should say that this is more than just a "human failure", because BP is not a simple human being, it's a multinational oil company that should obligatory have a plan for emergencies like this and how to avoid them.
Then, you all think that oil is just for your car and fuel, but what do you think the bycicle tires are made out of? What do you think plastic is made of? Don't you realize how many objects are made of oil, and you just wouldn't be able to live without them? I mean, you clean your teeth every day...
This is a definitely huge tragedy what's happening, it shocks everyone, and even though I'm from Europe, I think the same way as everyone else.

There are the same people living on the whole planet, and always money has mattered in life. So as long as oil is an enormous benefit, it just won't disappear. So I guess a simple action plan is just more complicated than cut off the oil forewer, as it is imposible.

Posted by kati June 16, 10 04:57 AM

I hope BP will get bankrupted and never ever will be back in the business. It's should be send to jail, or covered with their own oil for at least a month. Shame on you.

Posted by Laszlo Potozky June 16, 10 07:37 AM

không thể tưởng tượng được, thật là khủng khiếp !

Posted by vietnamese June 16, 10 07:42 AM

Stop buying oil related products and they will have to stop drilling for oil. The power is ours.

Posted by Oan June 16, 10 08:07 AM

I pray that almighty God with give them the wisdom they desperately need to plug the oil leak and clean up their heart goes out to all of God's creatures and to all of the people that's had their livelihoods taken away! BP needs to pay BIG TIME!!

Posted by Rosemary June 16, 10 08:33 AM

Some say Obama has no idea what to do. He surely does. However, money is power. Bankers, and big business, including oil men, have the real power. The President is not able to find enough House members and Senators who will put public interest ahead of the money bags brought by lobbyists and contributors. Instead they make the atmosphere a living hell for any President. The highest bidders win while the American citizens pay the salary and perks of our representatives, national, state, and local. Vote 'em out is no solution. Abitious, not necessarily more decent, people are waiting to take their place. Decent ones are villified outcasts.

Posted by Rick June 16, 10 09:15 AM

This is driving me right to the source of all problems.....babylon.....ooooo by the rivers of babylon....nardo out.

Posted by some dude June 16, 10 09:21 AM

Uno no acaba de acostumbrarse a estas imágenes, y en España lo tenemos bastante reciente

Puto petroleo

Posted by Stranno June 16, 10 09:35 AM

Escribá Su Comentario Aquí ... lo siento Mucho DESDE España, Also Aquí pasamos Por Algo Parecido Veces variadas, les Mando Todo Mi Apoyo una Todos USTEDES, animo una milla de personajes de Los Que estan Ayudando Que de no se rindan y Nunca Hacerlo Por gracias. ..; Que aunque espero Algo Tarde empiezen una dársena Cuenta Los goviernos Todo Sobre terrible del «daño Que Haciendo un ESTAMOS Nuestro planeta.Gracias Herido.

Posted by carlos June 16, 10 11:10 AM

I cry every time I look at these pictures. As a grown man I'm devastated and heart broken. Its just not right. How do we explain what we did to the next generations. What are we doing to this planet. These poor animals that suffer and are killed as a result of our actions are not only defenseless but do not even have a voice.

Posted by Will Noble June 16, 10 12:01 PM

I'm sorry for the 11 workers' lives, and the condition of the workers who were hurt, but it doesn't even compare to the impact on the environment.

I am not trying to trivialize human life, but sometimes people value it too highly. What good are 11, 111, 1111, or even 11111, if the earth is unusable to them.

It's morbid to say/think, but I believe we would have been better off if 1,000 people had died if there was no oil spill.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 10 01:15 PM

Hace unos días en un programa de radio escuché que se está preparando un viaje al planeta Marte, no son capaces de parar un vertido de petróleo y ya están pensando en ir a joder otro planeta.
Asco de humanidad, ""cuanto más conozco al hombre más quiero a mi perro"".
Desde España quiero animar a las personas que están luchando contra esta catástrofe que nos afecta a todos, para que no decaigan y tengan toda la fuerza del mundo. Aquí lo sufrimos hace unos años y se de que hablo.

Posted by Antonio. June 16, 10 02:02 PM


Posted by SANDRAAPerez June 16, 10 02:24 PM

god demented!

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Posted by flavia June 16, 10 03:18 PM

This catastrophe is clearly a by-product of greed for oil by a country that refuses to sign the worldwide act for the control of gas emissions into the atmosphere which belongs to all of us!

Posted by Leyla Ozden/Türkiye June 16, 10 04:14 PM

To all that talk about god: please wake up. This is man made.

To all that talk about technology: please wake up. This would not have happened with proper adherence to existing safety guidelines. The technology is good enough.

This catastrophe is caused by greedy managers. The MMS has granted to many exemptions, and BP has applied for too many of them. Furthermore, BP has ignored their own best practices, which have grown out of decades of experience in drilling.

Financial greed is the cause for all of this.

And don't blame Obama. He is just too busy in limiting all the damages that were caused by the previous government. By the way, it was the Bush administration that fostered that cozy relationship of the MMS with the oil industry.

Posted by Manuel June 16, 10 04:38 PM

"Look to Europe for answers. They are a beacon of light in this cold, harsh, OILY world."

How Euro-centric of you.

From what I can tell, they're more or less going down the same path as the US in terms of the general direction their civilization is heading, but their brains aren't quite as fried as ours. Yet. Our problem isn't our failure to switch to super-duper eco-vehicles that shoot flowers and butterflies out their tailpipes, but that we can't ween ourselves off of the car itself. We've built and modified so much of our infrastructure to accommodate the car, though, that giving it up now is a wholly unthinkable concept to most. Since mixed-up psychotics and sociopaths are a growing demographic in the US, one may well imagine the horrors that would ensue if one day the country woke up and all its cars either disappeared or refused to start.

All that aside, yeah, "The Human Element," as personified in a commercial I saw for the Dow Chemical Company, constitutes an extinction event in and of itself. I'm not going to jump on the end-timer guilt-tripping liberal bandwagon and say that this is the event that pushes everything over the edge, but we must admit that we aren't yet mature enough to properly handle industrial civilization. Perhaps a new race needs to come down from the heavens, thin our ranks considerably, and then keep a VERY close watch on the remainder, because we sure as hell won't do anything like that ourselves.

Posted by John June 16, 10 05:04 PM

No words to so stupid and unfortunate damage like this!! We must change somethings in our world! Its time to...

Posted by Isabel June 16, 10 05:42 PM

Alguem vai deixar de andar de carro por conta desta catastrofe?

Posted by Antonio Cesar Leitão Navarro Lins June 16, 10 05:48 PM

After seeing these pictures of the Gulf , wetlands, sea life and birds, I am
so sad and devastated.America needs to wake up and get over this dependency on oil.Scientists were telling the auto makers this over 25 yrs ago...

Posted by Ellen June 16, 10 06:05 PM

USA... the country of mass-production & mass-consumption.
why don't you stop for a moment and look back the way you came?

hope you may not acquire another title of (ecological) MASS-DESTRUCTION.

Posted by mottainai June 16, 10 08:01 PM

I would like President Obama to move to the Gulf and stay on top of this catastrope, instead of being in D.C. arm chair directing and monitoring the situation. He should just stay there until its cleaned up or at least the spilling has stopped and been capped!

Posted by Jeanne Sones June 17, 10 12:22 AM

I'll bet our children and their children will be proud someday to look back and see what a terrific job we did to protect their future regarding the environment. Gee, Mom and Dad sure had it together when we were young, making sure that when we grew up at least they left the world in as good a condition as when they received it.
They didn't fail to recognize the need to never take their eye off the ball and let the corporate and government leaders take us down a path of no return.

We've allowed it and we'll pass it on to future generations.


Posted by J.Olson June 17, 10 01:17 AM

To 375: i want to see you taking your kids to the beach after days. its been days of oil spilling. this is far more terrible than 9/11. I believe u are terriblt wrong. in 9/11 terrorist destroyed 2 big buildings, where people lived / worked. those people were killed and im terribly sorry for that. but know this, in that building were 3000 humang beings, as u said, but any way there are documentaries that say your president at that current time, a hungry-for-oil specie who the US picked to rule the country had something to do with it. that is why the buildings collapsed so well. now I ask you, how many species are in the ocean? how many species we consume? how the food chain is going to be affected? how people are going to drink or swim or work with this water? can u tell how rain is goin to be after this?

it's the mistakes done in the name of greed that are the main actor of this show and its people as so-not-aware of how the water is vital to our lives that make people believe that humans are doing a terrible damage to the only planet we know.

read a book for once and stop being so pragmatic, you are a city rat.

Posted by Ricardo June 17, 10 01:18 AM

All BP executives and their families should die slow, horrible, lingering deaths and then broil for eternity in the merciless fires of Hell.

To Hell with Bin Laden, the U.S. should declare war on BP. Kill all of them and erase their names forever from the historical record. They deserve nothing less.

Posted by Patsy June 17, 10 01:23 AM

Oil equals money equals greed. Our world is being run by the Oil Cartel and they advise Obama's advisor. Obama is just another puppet on a string. Poor guy!

Nikola Tesla had the answers to free energy. The only problem is that free energy is free, no pollution and is environmentally green.

So simple, but wait who would be capitalizing on it. Really then the government doesn't care about people or the environment.

I remember when a Science teacher said that the war was good for the economy, well I guess so is oil.

It isn't about what is right, its all about money!

Posted by Beth June 17, 10 02:43 AM

que imágenes más duras...
por cierto, ¿nadie les ha avisado de que no deben tener contacto directo con el chapapote? ¿No saben que entre los voluntarios del Prestige hay un montón de enfermedades??
Nadie puede pagar por esto. NO TIENE PRECIO!!

Posted by Alex June 17, 10 03:47 AM

Strange and sad to read the callous comments by those who cannot see the magnitude of this tragedy. Denial is a coping skill best reserved for lesser events is one's life. The damage "we" ignore or simply attach to others will live with us long after our generation is gone. Tragically, the very creatures that have enriched our lives through entertainment (Seaworld, movies), scientific research and tourism must pay the ultimate cost for our failures. The very fact that they suffer pain and a slow death is incomprehensible.
Think of this: When an artist paints, the main (or favorite) subject is created and then interesting shapes and figures follow to enhance the scene. As a child I was taught, God created the Earth, water, fish, creatures and then the final form of mankind. We haven't been very good at caring for our His design have we?

Posted by Gloria June 17, 10 03:56 AM

From some comments I am just reading, I doubt that anything will ever change. I have even seen a so-called "oil economist" saying on the BBC yesterady that it would require hundreds of such oil spill before the cost of cleaning outpasses the benefits from oil exploration. This is frightening. Of course these people do not think of the real cost of environmental damage; they have no clue! BP has probably not enough resources even after selling their full assets to restore the damage.
Some people are totally insane and perspective of big and quick profit are making them completely loose their mind. A total boycott of BP should be organised in order to drive them to bankrupt. Other companies will then learn and behave. If not it will happen again. Remember this dirty business always claim there is no risk each time environmentalists says there is. Who is accountable?

Posted by John Deuffe June 17, 10 04:13 AM

Πρέπει να είμαστε προετοιμασμένοι και πρόθυμοι να αποδεχθούμε κάποτε τη δίκαιη εκδίκηση της Φύσης

Posted by P. Kanellakis June 17, 10 06:33 AM

Us "SMALL PEOPLE" would like "our life back"

Posted by sister June 17, 10 10:32 AM

In reply to comment 388.

Shallow water drilling is not safer. One of the biggest spills happened in the Gulf in 79, in 160ft of water. For your information:

Now, I might be ignorant, but I know how to read and research, and if you had half a brain you'd do the same. Because if you did you would discover that most spills happen close to shore, when barges collide with obstacles, other boats and such, or when a pipeline ruptures.

It has nothing to do with distance but everyting to do with the oil companies not investing in security and proper equipement as a means to save money and thus giving more to their shareholders.

I invite you to read this wiki article that will help you start a real research on spills, past and present, their causes and effects:

Posted by Molly June 17, 10 10:35 AM

C'est vraiment une catastrophe mondiale, nous sommes avec tout ceux qui souffre de ce désastre. Ou sont les coupables?

Posted by LEZZOCHE June 17, 10 01:03 PM

I live in Mobile Alabama, I am right in the thick of what is going on. I grew up going to Dauphin Island beach and Gulf Shores beach, this is such a major tragedy in all of our lifes on the coast. Not only will I probably never be able to take my child to the beach to play in the sand and water but all of us that live of the coast and make our money here along with the wildlife will suffer for many many years to come. I find it pitiful that all these celebrities and people of wealth can raise all this money and have concerts and telethons for Haiti and other countries but all we get is prayerand well wishes. Its truely sad.

Posted by Rebecca June 17, 10 03:44 PM

São imagens chocantes. Que desastre!
Realmente não sei o que será dos nossos filhos... sinto vontade de chorrar...
É a ganância tomando conta do mundo. Porque destruir o planeta dessa maneira. Muitos estão sofrendo e fica uma pergunta: Até quando isso vai persistir???
Onde essa ambição toda por dinheiro vai chegar.
É preciso parar, e RÁPIDO.

Posted by LUCIANA PAULA CARVALHO DE SANTI June 17, 10 04:47 PM

This is a truly unfortunate occurrence. All the people crying out for electric cars and boycotting BP....maybe you aren't aware of how much oil is an integral part of society. you would have to ride a bike to work or to wherever you were going. you cant ever go on a plane again so forget vacations....are we really going to be so extreme?

And to all the people that are trying to blame OBAMA for this....obviously you people have never been in a position of authority before so you don't get how it works. He can't just command everyone to go fix the oil spill and in a snap its done. there is alot of proceedures and chain of commands and risk analysis that has to be done before any more intense methods of containment are applied. have you SEEN the extent of the damage?? Do you REALLY think this is something that can be fixed in a jiffy??

Oil has allowed alot of people to have jobs, alot of progression to be made, let's stop being naiive and pretending as if its this insignificant thing that we can do without right now, because the truth of the matter is if we were to boycott every single thing that was bad for the environment or had the potential to cause a disaster like this, we would ALL be living off the grid. So get off your soapbox and down to earth. please.

Posted by Observer June 17, 10 05:30 PM

If BP went out of business today, there would be NO ONE cleaning up the mess. And don't say the gov't should do it - they couldn't turn off a water spigot without 200 pages of documentation, an environmental impact analysis, five years of hearings, and lawsuits from everyone from Greenpeace to Codepink.
The ignorance of the vast majority of posters here is appalling.

Posted by Sophomore in highschool June 17, 10 07:14 PM

This is a truly unfortunate occurrence. All the people crying out for electric cars and boycotting BP....maybe you aren't aware of how much oil is an integral part of society. you would have to ride a bike to work or to wherever you were going. you cant ever go on a plane again so forget vacations....are we really going to be so extreme?

And to all the people that are trying to blame OBAMA for this....obviously you people have never been in a position of authority before so you don't get how it works. He can't just command everyone to go fix the oil spill and in a snap its done. there is alot of proceedures and chain of commands and risk analysis that has to be done before any more intense methods of containment are applied. have you SEEN the extent of the damage?? Do you REALLY think this is something that can be fixed in a jiffy??

Oil has allowed alot of people to have jobs, alot of progression to be made, let's stop being naiive and pretending as if its this insignificant thing that we can do without right now, because the truth of the matter is if we were to boycott every single thing that was bad for the environment or had the potential to cause a disaster like this, we would ALL be living off the grid. So get off your soapbox and down to earth. please.

Posted by Observer June 17, 10 10:04 PM

Here's our chance to switch to a clean energy source, and prevent another of the like

Posted by Anonymous June 17, 10 10:08 PM

If they put a large wedding ring around the well head, it will immediately quit putting out.

Posted by Steve Sample June 17, 10 10:17 PM

Each one of us are to blame as well as for the BP company. After all we are demanding this product simply by the choices we make on how we choose to live....Driving cars, heating our homes, plastic products just to name a few...We the human race are to blame for this, and earth has paid a heavy price...Will it ever recover?

Posted by Nadine June 17, 10 11:35 PM

What's sick is BP hiring "people" like Observer to paste the same talking points into web forums on this topic all over the internet. Observer and others are undoubtedly employees of one or more highly paid public relations firms who are trying desperately to spin the issue so that the general public can come to believe that it, not BP, bears responsibility for the spill. It's truly a pathetic and desperate effort by an extremely wealthy company to change public opinion. What's even more pathetic is that some sheep are actually being swayed.

Bow to your corporate overlords or rise up and fight them.

Revolution now!

Posted by A Real Observer June 18, 10 12:22 AM

I'm not an engineer, but doesn't oil float? Surely all you need is an inverted funnel with a pipe attached to it, attached somewhere above the leak and then start collecting it. I guess the pressure the oil comes out is fairly substantial, but if the hopper is spread over a wide enough area then the water takes care of reducing the pressure. Come on BP, get your thinking hat on and get it built. Get the guys from Mythbusters and Nasa involved if it needs it. But saying something like the earliest we can solve it is August is rubbish. Yes it's a mile down, but build something heavy it will sink down. Then all you need is a mile long pipe - you should already now how to build that. Otherwise just drop a block of concrete on it and seal it up completely. These pictures highlight the environmental cost and they should horrify you into a fast working solution. I guess you do not care about the planet? Think about how you can tap into the field afterwards, based on what seems to be popular US sentiment I don't think you will get the chance to drill in this field again anyway, so just seal it up.

Posted by Peter Smith June 18, 10 12:25 AM

I'm sad for my kids. This is their world. It's not fair to them. BP shame on you for not having proper procedures in place to stop such a mess to begin with. Stop getting bonus and fix it. NOW! Obama - stop pussy footing around. People out there.

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Posted by lala June 18, 10 04:10 AM

This makes me f*cking sick to my stomach.

We (the human race) are totally going to destroy ourselves within the next 50 years....either that or make the world a complete sh*t box.

BP: Bra f*cking Vo

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 10 04:52 AM

Will it ever dawn on people that there is a connexion between their consumer life style and disasters like BP and Chernobyl?

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Posted by Tina Crawford June 18, 10 11:12 AM

Man kind - 1

Earth - 0

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 10 12:16 PM

1) I have only 2 question, when are they going to cap the Well Head?

2) Would a large pin work to Plug the Hole?

Posted by Danial Gray June 18, 10 12:24 PM

Babi punya BP

Posted by Najib Razak June 18, 10 02:11 PM

To 463: Don't blame the US only. China is much closer to Turkey and don't care much about environmental pollution. Turkey has a petroleum plant itself in Kirrikale (check it out) which I built in the 1990s. There is a demand in your country for energy and petroleum byproducts. Turkey also has energy projects itself with other nations. And the downside of this is, obviously, pollution and trash from petroleum byproducts in the form of plastic containers, chemicals. All of us are guilty. The signing of an agreement is nothing. For all you know, we have more stringent measures here in the energy sector than in any part of the world-even Turkey. It is unfortunate that due to recklessness of a foreign company this has happened in Louisians

Posted by fathead June 18, 10 03:07 PM

We don't need fossil fuels. We know it. We've known it for years. We've had alternatives available for years. Most Americans don't complain, don't demand alternative energy research & development. They just blindly accept "business as usual". What did you expect?

Posted by Sheri A Dolphin June 18, 10 03:32 PM

how many more times can we despoil this world and expect it to be a fit place for ourselves and our children let alone any other living thing?

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Posted by Evio C. de Oliveira June 18, 10 06:17 PM

كارثة بيئية كبيرة لم تاخذ حقها من الاعلام
أمل تعاون كل دول العالم في ايجاد حل للحد من هذه الكارثة
شكراً على الاهتمام

Posted by طارق الجديدي June 18, 10 07:13 PM

@ can't honestly be serious...I wish somebody paid me for my opinion but they didn't. and can you kindly tell me at what point did i say the general public was to blame for the oil spill and not bp? how does that even make the slightest bit of sense? I never said that what happened wasn't unfortunate, it is. but to take such an extremist view by calling for a boycott of BP and to stop using your cars and other such ideas is a bit hypocritical don't you think? do u think the oil industry is the ONLY sector that is having some negative impact on the environment or has the potential to cause disasters like this? you want to believe that you really are so superior in your idea of change but dear, unless you bathe in a river, wear no clothes, eat fruits only when they fall from the tree and make sure to share with other animals, you're harming the environment as well, so you don't get to condemn people for choosing an industry based way of life, . we all have in some way chosen it, just by being able to post comments on a forum. im not saying bp isnt to blame, I'm saying that let's not call for the heads of everyone in the company. the fact of the matter is oil is too important right now. maybe in your utopia it isnt, which would explain your admirable, but naiive and idealistic calls for revolution. it isn't going to happen, not right now anyway. im not trying to make anyone sympathise with bp, im just trying to give you a reality check.

Posted by Observer June 18, 10 08:17 PM

Not to mention the heat wave the rest of the country will have because the gulf is sucking up heat instead of reflecting it... July is going to be hell all over North America. Dont wonder where all the weird weather will come from this summer.

Posted by Maureen Kennedy June 18, 10 10:52 PM

Anyone consider the fact that fossil fuels will be far far less important/valuable with the current advent of alternative energy technologies. I'm not saying I have proof, but I do consider the idea that this disaster could have been premeditated. The cost of oil will go up after this, and it's ammunition to defend 'safe and clean' onshore drilling options. I'm not entirely convinced, but there are those who wouldn't think twice about it so long as their bank accounts grow.

Posted by Steve June 18, 10 11:58 PM

It is true that we are all to blame for our dependence on foreign oil, but I think everyone has a right here to be extremely angry at BP for not following the appropriate safety and environmental procedures and have a plan in place on how to handle a disaster such as this. They can't even answer simple questions during the investigation, which leads me to believe they are hiding something. I hope that many corporations learn what could happen when they cut corners. BP should pay and they should fix this problem and make it right. This has impacted the entire gulf ecosystem, killed wildlife, impacted the people in the gulf coast who's livelihoods depend on a healthy gulf ecosystem and tourism, and it has impacted other oil companies operations. That's not to mention the lives that were lost on that oil rig as well.

Posted by TC June 19, 10 01:09 AM

@499: Unfortunately, they have no plans to cap the well. Experts believe the pipe is compromised underground. Capping it would only increase the pressure and make the subsurface leaks worse. (Picture kinking a leaky garden hose.) The current plan is just to try and siphon as much oil as possible while the relief wells are being drilled.

Posted by G June 19, 10 01:28 AM

Dear Energy Professional, Dear Colleagues,

An investment is placed in order to have payback in the shortest possible period of time, and to earn the maximum return. It is not because you need more energy, more electricity. This is not public service. These are expensive commodities and they will get more expensive due to ever increasing demand.

That is the case in the world, hence that is the case in our country. An investor comes to a country and makes an investment since that country creates opportunities to payback the initial investment money in the shortest period of time. They do not care the environment, they do not care the people, they do not care employment expectations of the local people. An investor only cares the money they will earn.

On the other hand, they behave as if they care the environment, the people, the nature. Do not get confused, nor get deceived.

They promise everything, the best environmental friendly technology, the best appropriate filters, non-stop operation of those dust filters, fluegas desulphurisation systems, minimum temperature increase in the nearby seawater for plant cooling system, the lowest available dust exit at their stack, the best coal handling system, the best ash handling and ash storage systems.

Do not get wrong. Do not loose your control over their investment on your home land. Do not leave your environment to their control.

We mechanical engineers are educated to make, design, fabricate, construct and operate thermal power plants. We like to have more stringent environmental rules and regulations. These regulations are our joy, our business, our challenge. The more the rules get stringent, the more we work, the more engineering we make, the more money we earn.

The critical issue is that these engineering works should be made locally, by local engineers, by local fabricators, by local qualified workers, based on local fuel coal lignite etc.

A foreign engineering company can NOT make these detailed engineering. They are unreliable. They make the construction, operate for a few years during acceptance test period and then they leave the country. You stay with a scrap design, a scrap plant, and most of the time unable to operate.

Environmentalists should be careful in nature protection. They should even play nasty. That is the language the international investors understand very well. Locals should keep an eye on all activities, on all design stages, on all equipment, on all environmental regulations.

These critical issues can not be left to public administrations. A public administrator only cares to please his/her superior in order to get promotion, he/she does not care the local environment, top administrator only cares to please the existing political power.

Therefore do not hesitate to play nasty in order to protect your employment, your job, your environment, your air, water, soil and sea. You should be merciless to those who do not care your environment. You should destroy/ eradicate/ erase their business interests, their career, their professional expectations.

That is the case where President Barack H. Obama has to take action against BP in Gulf of Mexico. That is the same case in Gerze, Terme, Amasra, Catalagzi, Elbistan, Yatagan in our country Turkey. That is the rule of the game. There is no other compromise.

Haluk Direskeneli, Ankara based Energy Analyst

Posted by Haluk Direskeneli June 19, 10 02:31 AM

When you defile the pleasant streams
And the wild bird's abiding place,
You massacre a million dreams
And cast your spittle in God's face.
~John Drinkwater

I am witnessing the tragedy unfold first hand in Pensacola, Florida. Birds, sharks, rays, dolphins are massing near the beaches - many will die without witness. They are like terrified animals fleeing a raging fire in the forest...with no where to go.

Posted by Michael Brady June 19, 10 09:40 AM

em minha terra tem um velho ditado que é o seguinte(quem procura haja)-

Posted by roberto soares June 19, 10 10:03 AM

what a shame on human race...

Posted by Anna/Croatia June 19, 10 11:20 AM

It is impressive. n my opinion, BP and the other companies executives are not doing enought to stop the oil leakeage and maybe, US goverment should do more, maybe BP resourses are not enought to stop it, but the damage for USA are big.

Posted by Salvador June 19, 10 01:22 PM

We can go to the moon but we can't plug a damn hole?!

Posted by Anonymous June 19, 10 02:13 PM

Guess what -- BP isn't even interested in fixing this mess. Today T. Hayward is on his huge yacht somewhere off the shores of England, having the day of his life. And yes, we wish him well, after all, we aren't like the CEOs are who couldn't care less as long as the money keeps rolling in and they can have fun. Thanks Mr. Hayward ! Thanks all CEOs ! It's your karma. And karma is infallible -- it's only a matter of time.

Posted by gaby June 19, 10 02:39 PM

About 5 years ago, I visited Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Watching the sunset from the shore there was absolutely gorgeous, and the array of wildlife was rich and abundant. The complete annihilation of the gulf is a tragedy with no parallel. Images like #37... they bring tears, they do justice to the scope, but more than anything, they raise the question of how even a $20,000,000,000 fund be adequate to repair the damage.

Mr. Hayward, this is the result of relentlessly attempting to increase value for the stockholder; the pursuit will always come at a cost.

Posted by Claire in Albuquerque June 19, 10 02:57 PM

needs no comment

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Posted by Anonymous June 19, 10 03:25 PM

The photo showing the pipe cut on an angle, is that the major leak that was cut with the saw first then finished with the jaw style cutter? It looks as if it's a relatively standard setup with bolted flanges. Can the bolts be removed by any means possible (saw, torch,nut buster, drill, etc.)? If so then remove the top pipe and flange assembly, lower a new open valve with a mating flange and bolt it together, then close the valve, attach a flanged hose to the top side of the valve, run the hose to the surface, connect it to a tanker, open the valve know the rest.
CAN IT REALLY BE THAT SIMPLE????? I HOPE NOT!!!!!! Call me, I'll show you how.

Posted by Bill Flynn June 19, 10 05:29 PM

The elite will always rule over the masses (sheep)

whether it be BP, the US Government, blah blah blah

PROFIT comes first before the total destruction of our environment and human lives. If most the american people rose up now they could END all of this without a life lost.
...but they wont. the next 5 to 10 years will be exciting and horrifying to live in and im curious to see what will happen to human civilization. Theres no way to tell. Because the universe is infinite ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

Posted by Stuja June 19, 10 08:02 PM

I'm not sure that humans didn't kill the dinosaurs!

Posted by IMeanReally June 19, 10 08:32 PM

I'm not sure that humans didn't kill the dinosaurs!

Posted by IMeanReally June 19, 10 08:32 PM

If we can't manage to fix a simple valve spill, why drill more of this fossil waste from the past? We learn more by pain than anything else in life and this harmful damage should be paid 300% by the British Petroleum co.
The planet Hearth or "Lady Gaia" is suffering deeply losing her creatures for this corporations stupid and criminal mistakes. We have more cars in the world than we really need, more petroleum power plants while we can harvest the wind and the powerfull solar energy that is clean and free.
It is the proper time to look ahead and start working all together for a better world, let us use this unfortunately accident to begin the ascend to our fantastic destiny in evolution. Lets shut the spill and then close the rest of the oil platforms.

Posted by Roberto Llerena Arce June 20, 10 06:39 AM

FOR THOSE OF US who consider our relationship with the natural world as something sacred, we have reached a point of no return—a point where we consider just how sacred it is to us. We are all complicit in the civilization we have created, whether it is having out-of-season produce shipped to us from continents far away or driving our cars to work. Our planet is in distress because of our actions—human actions—and the other inhabitants of this Earth, who we call "wildlife," are left unwittingly to the destruction and havoc we have wrought. At what point do the economics of a situation not matter? At what point do we shift into a collaboration with Mother Earth, instead of a war with her? We, as humans do not hold dominion over the natural world, except in its destruction.

Posted by Darryl Moland June 20, 10 10:31 AM

Not everyone has the option to ride their bicycles to work or school. And, of course the oil is natural and has surely leaked in the past as the plates have shifted. However, the chemicals that were added are not natural. This is just the beginning of a long story, much of it written around the chemicals that have polluted the ocean. It's ironic how all the intelligent people, like engineers, scientists, and biologists have created truly destructive technologies throughout history and will continue well into the future. No lessons ever learned. The "intelligent" are the most destructive sorts of people; they create poisons and remedies and watch others and the earth suffer and die.

Posted by Dave June 20, 10 09:10 PM

Mr. Weaver, I agree with what you're saying but if you're warned about the situation and if you still decide to go ahead and risk not your life but the lives of other creatures and ruin such a beautiful place. That is what is wrong. Accidents happen, this is a mistake, one which BP was warned about.

Posted by PK June 20, 10 10:05 PM

oh mygod.. i did not hear this cause i stay far away U.S
but it it is so heart breaking..
how can u solve this .. BP

Posted by ezra June 21, 10 02:15 AM

Makes you sad to be even called human

Posted by alexa June 21, 10 02:22 AM

Where are the enviromentalists???? Is Gore down here helping the coast??? We can hand out awards, but the reality of this is that we are killing a way of life for many years to come with only band-aid solutions. The booms are NOT working, guys! Look at the pictures! Obama came for his photo shoot, but needs to be taken out, in a boat, and made to see what (l) one day in the life of a coastal resident has to go through. You cannot feel the pain, unless you smell the oil and see the wildlife dying one-by-one. Close you ears, close your eyes, but in the long run, future generations will lose out. Housing prices will decline, companies will shut down, people will lose lives and we still seem to justify turning our backs and walking away shaking our heads. We need results, not sympathy!
Time and time again, red tape stands in the way of people's lives. Who is the criminal now?

Pray for the coast, if you cannot do anything else!

Thank you, Jimmy Buffet for coming down to help!! I WILL be there with my donation!!

Posted by Daisy June 21, 10 10:10 AM

Is this oil company going to pay back to the nature?? After exploiting the nature, spoiling it and causing the natural unbalance because of these oil rigging mis-handling...
these oil barons would just make huge profits and would share the profits with the government and can we allow such cruelty on our climate???

Posted by Basant S June 21, 10 10:34 AM

I live near Pensacola FL. Has anyone considered what will happen if this is still flowing when the hurricanes come? They always do come, even if they don't come down on top of it, the mess will spread..............

Posted by Mary Bartlett June 21, 10 02:13 PM

Do any of you realize that 13 countries offered to help clean up the oil & the imposter in the white house turned them down? He is to blame for these poor oil-covered animals. He wouldn't waive the Jones Act & let skimmer ships from other countries come in so he could protect is 'UNION" pals!

Posted by jane June 21, 10 02:48 PM

Mankind....God's biggest mistake!

Posted by Anonymous June 21, 10 03:33 PM

GREED! Power is $ we must all remember there is a higher justice.I do know a crisis last a short time it is how we handle the after affects, this is a great nation but we have for got about our humanitaring duties.My humble opinion is freeze all assets of all parties involved Bp# 1 all that are unemployed paid trip to the gulf, paid housing, food etc. Also high paying salaries on the expense of bp.3 shifts cleaning, saving wildlife, assistance for all fisherman anti families Now! I am sick of red tape, no more talks Action.I love this planet

Posted by DEBRA Frometa June 21, 10 05:13 PM

Look at the History of Oil a 5 part series on Youtube. It tells how the oil companies planned for us to get addicted when they lost their market due to the electric light bulb was invented. No one needed oil for lamps any more.

Also it is time for society as a whole to change. It is called the Venus Project. Remove the causes of these things permanently and have a sustainable life for everyone. and the We can get off of oil and have a good healthy society.

Posted by Barb June 21, 10 06:07 PM

je trouve ca dommage qu'il n'ont pas penser de mettre quelque chose qui aurait pu fermer comme un robinet une champlure de secours . ah c'est supposer ingénieur intelligent avec de l'université et des bacc long comme le bras . c'est idiot de ne pas y avoir pensée ,que ca pouvais arriver une catastrophe.

Posted by mr levesque June 21, 10 06:34 PM

Todos somos culpables, los que ganan dinero explotando las riquezas que nos ofrece la tierra, nuestro mundo, y aquellos que no hacemos nada, solo estamos de espectadores, viendo todo como se derrumba, como que no vamos a estar ahí cuando no quede nada, pero si, nuestros hijos, nuestros nietos o quizás nosotros mismos.
Hablo también de no tomar conciencia del ahorro de energía, en todos los aspectos, del consumo indiscriminado de los recursos no renovables que tenemos, con lo cual contribuimos a una mayor explotación de "nuestros bienes"

Posted by gisela June 21, 10 08:05 PM

They have killed the Gulf of Mexico!

Posted by Antonio June 21, 10 08:25 PM

What can I say.......

Posted by nan-namza June 21, 10 09:09 PM

What has our elected officials done to get us off fossil fuels? NOTHING in over 20 years. Obama is now sending $20 billion dollars to Brazil to drill oil wells (much deeper than the one in the Gulf)? What for? Does any reporter ask? Yes, actually and Gibbs answer, "ahh, I haven't heard of that. I'll have to get back to you." Go to ' and read for yourself how Obama, his administration, (who in public demonize oil companies), and George Soros are funding offshore exploration and oil drilling in Brazil. Why has he stopped all off-shore drilling here? Costing many jobs of American citizens and sending tax payer dollars ($20 billion) to Brazil? Does anyone smell a big black RAT in the white house?

Posted by Betty June 21, 10 11:04 PM

I knew if I started reading about the Gulf Oil Spill on American web sites I would get upset and alas I was right. It seems certain members in the government and 'special interest' groups can only think about themselves and how it will affect their pocketbooks. Sad that a country like the US of A can't even get this right. Could you all get together on this and at least try and clean up your mess. There are animals, insects, crustaceans and flora dying out there and all they can do is bicker about how their right to make more money is at stake. How embarrassing.

Posted by Frankie Reuter June 22, 10 02:15 AM

Is this the end of the world as we know it?, far as I can see,this planet can well do without us...The human race has no belief in its birthright!,,,,We are ALL responsible for ALL the actions that are taken....Somewhere along our path we have stopped listening to our inner voice,the voice that guides us and keeps us in tune with our "natural human nature" We have created distractions and diversions for ourselves,self sabotage,we have lost the ability to respond(response-ability) because deep down,we no longer feel deserving of our gift,of our "Mother".....
So....stop blaming everyone else.....and ask yourself ..."what have I done lately to create change for the good of all?"

Posted by Jivan Arpitam June 22, 10 02:42 AM

Good luck to you.
Yves France

Posted by Yves GESSEN June 22, 10 05:50 AM

Makes me sad looking at the pictures but it reminds me also that we need to shut this sucker down,the oil leaking out of the pipe........I hope that we can rescue more animals and get them clean.......Thanks too the brave and good hearted people that are cleaning and taking care of the animals and the beaches.....GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE CLEAN UP OF OUR GULF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by PAUL June 22, 10 09:15 AM

Can we PLEASE STOP CALLING THIS THING A F-ING SPILL! A spill is when you knock over a beverage, a gallon bucket or even 1 barrel. This is a 62 day non-stop oil GUSHER- gusher |ˈgə sh ər|noun1 an oil well from which oil flows profusely without being pumped.• a thing from which a liquid flows profusely.


Posted by michel bond June 22, 10 10:56 AM

How about we place some blame on the company who manufactured the blow off valve. I'd place a large amount of fault on them for one. I'd then place much fault on the governmental agencies that review or enforce safety measures which prevent the slick to form. I'm sure there are measures for that in the thick of an oil driller’s instruction book. Third, I blame BP and the many others who allow licensing/permits/taxes etc etc for allowing this mess to accumulate. Obviously, if something happens, there's got to be a fix for it or they shouldn't be allowed to drill in the first place.

I read/heard that the Horizon well was plagued with unsafe conditions yet they continued to go "active" with it from "exploration" status.

I'll think hard every time I must get a smog certificate for my 18 year old car which passes those test's every time and I'll think the very same when I insert that ridiculous gas nozzle into my California fuel tank that is supposed to reclaim the gas fumes back into the gas station. When will I think hard about the above? Every time I watch as they do those controlled burns of raw petroleum. So much for smog control. It’s a joke. I can go to Arizona, about 250 miles away, and get fuel without the high prices, without the special fuel nozzles and without the specially designed underground fiberglass tanks Californian’s are subject to.

Our nation needs only one pollution standard and all 50 states should be subject to that standard. Each state having it’s own standards does nothing except for creating another layer of governmental jobs to oversee the pollution “rules” which ultimately are wiped away with another state who believes their rules need to be less clean. Our airspace is not unique from state to state, it’s unique globally so, if we’re going to do pollution control, it needs to be the same globally. That’s obviously not reasonable so, we should do it as a nation, not 50 different ways and at a duplication of paper, costs and jobs.

BP, thanks for the wake up call. I’m sure the oil big wigs industry will protect you as best they can.

Posted by Garth June 22, 10 02:00 PM

I will repeat what many others have said before, "We need to look at our consumerism!" Americans are the greedeist, most wasteful people on Earth. Quit pointing fingers, and go look in the mirror. No, I'm not much better, but I am trying to use less--go with nature--little processing. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle if all else fails---AND Let's get away from plastics, synthetics, oils as much as possible. Get that bicycle out! Start your own organic garden. Use minute amounts of energy.

Posted by Donna June 22, 10 02:56 PM

I wish I could find the words to describe what I'm feeling while looking at these photos. It's horrifying to say the least. We may not have too many more chances to correct the environmental messes we as humans continue to make. I only hope lessons have been learned and we start with all our START living in harmony with our planet.
The planet will not die. It would live on in it's own way. ...we on the other hand would not survive the toxic outcome.

Posted by shawn arscott June 22, 10 03:32 PM

Everyone keeps talking about "recovery" and buying our way out of this. We might survive this horror to our environment and lives on some limited level. I hope.

Posted by Ninette June 22, 10 10:53 PM

It is the American "Chernobyl"!!!

Posted by Alexander June 23, 10 12:11 AM

These photos made my stomach turn and made me cry. I am so saddened that I hope BP goes out of business, but not until after they do whatever is needed to clean up this mess. I think the executives are clueless and each of them should be mired in the muck in the Gulf. This will takes YEARS to go away.

Posted by jtstewart June 23, 10 11:31 AM

I feel sad! I hope they will correct this disaster soon.

Posted by Trung June 23, 10 01:21 PM

....But for the football World Cup if there is technology, and all sponsors, which ironically the "reasoning" of politicians, the millions spent on nonsense that nefarious governments around the world!

Posted by Ren June 23, 10 01:25 PM

Heartbreaking images... :(

Posted by minxlj June 23, 10 02:06 PM


Posted by Joni June 23, 10 04:36 PM

todo lo que conquistamos se esta volviendo en contra de nosotros mismo mama tierra ya no aguanta

Posted by nandy June 23, 10 10:07 PM

I am amazed that the U.S.A. doesn't do a better job regulating the processes carried out by companies that have such potential for tragic impact such as this oil spill. Why not set mandatory programs to manage quality control, such as ISO 9000, LEAN, or Six Sigma.

(Taken from Wikipedia) Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1981.[1] As of 2010[update], it enjoys widespread application in many sectors of industry....

Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.[2] It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization...

Get the idea? The trick here is a "mandatory" process control issued by the U.S.A. Not an attempt at earning certification for accreditation purposes by the company doing business.

Posted by K.J. Thomas June 23, 10 11:33 PM

ik vind Het EEN schande van BP , en Ze Hadden Het WEL kunnen voorkomen , ja MAAR VOOR eerst Hun geldbeugel Zorgen sterven maffia. ik vind ZO ERG VOOR Het sterven Dieren, zij kunnen ER Niks Aan DOEN . en BP doet Niks ER AAN. BP JE JE MOETEN SCHAMEN Zou , Gewoon schandalig IS HET .

Posted by INGRID COOL June 24, 10 02:39 AM

ik vind Het EEN schande van BP , en Ze Hadden Het WEL kunnen voorkomen , ja MAAR VOOR eerst Hun geldbeugel Zorgen Sterven maffia . ik vind ZO ERG VOOR Het Sterven Dieren, zij kunnen ER Niks Aan DOEN . en BP doet Niks ER AAN. BP JE JE MOETEN SCHAMEN Zou , Gewoon schandalig IS HET .

Posted by INGRID COOL June 24, 10 02:44 AM

I love how most everyone is so concerned over the animals, but show no compassion for the American citizens that live here along the coast!

Posted by Ryan June 24, 10 11:04 AM

I Cry - Thank God I'm 80 years old and probably won't be around to see the end of this - I think it will get worse and worse! We had better be smart enough to clean house in November --------- tjm

Posted by T. J. Murvin, Jr. June 24, 10 11:15 AM

We humans (the "evolved ones") turned out to be the biggest enemies of life.

Posted by Andina June 24, 10 12:06 PM

este es el peor desastre ecologico del que se tenga memoria en la historia mundial, es increible hasta donde podemos llegar por destruir nuestro planeta, jamas podremos lograr esa armonia con la naturaleza si seguimos destruyendo nuestro medio ambiente y todo lo que nos rodea, creo que ya no tenemos mucho tiempo para poder enmendar nuestros errores con la naturaleza, debemos estar preparado para lo peor. la naturaleza va a protestar por esto y muchas cosas mas.

Posted by ALFONSO June 24, 10 12:20 PM

If we watched two cars crash headon on a highway and both cars had hurt and dying people in them, would we stand there and debate who's fault it was or would we rush to help them? Let's all do what we can to help, not criticize. God Bless America and all countries.

Posted by P. Rooks June 24, 10 12:37 PM

Si otro país hubiese sido el responsable del derrame, seguramente EUA ya lo hubiese invadido con su ejército....
Quién va a castigar a los culpables??

Posted by Teresa June 24, 10 02:32 PM

Este el peor desaste ecologico, hagamos algo para resolver ya, no destruyamos nuestro planeta. Por favor.

Posted by Maria Castillo June 24, 10 04:21 PM


Marchand Elisabeth

Posted by Elisabeth Marchand June 24, 10 04:28 PM

People can and will survive this tragedy, but for the animals, birds above and in the water will never survive, and it will take years and years for them if they ever do to comeback and give us all the joy of watching those beautiful animals birds again. What a terrible mistake made by the BIG OIL COMPANIES and all of those politicians who are controlled by the BIG OIL COMPANIES who we allow to drill within the boundaries of OUR UNITED STATES. It is time to STOP this and give up our dependence upon the BIG OIL COMPANIES who are rich beyond imagination and the little man who has very little say in what is happening in and to our country. STOP IT NOW GIVE UP THE OIL GO ANOTHER WAY.

Posted by G.L. Finch June 24, 10 06:20 PM

Very smart people these so-called experts. When the local government wanted to pump mud to build berns to keep the oil out, the feds had to do a study to see if that procedure would do damage to the ecology. Excuse me! Isn't the oil alreay doing damage to the ecology. Excuse me! Then the local government wanted to sink bardges across passes so the oil would not enter the marshes further inland, however, the Coast Guard in their infinite wisdom said that inspections had to be made of the barges for safety and they had to have fire exginguishers on the barges. Excuse me - but these barges were to be sunk and mostly under water - fire extinguishers? What would their purpose be? Let the locals who live in the area, who depend on the water and marshes to earn a living, handle the clean-up and it would have been done already.

Posted by Gerald D., Louisiana June 24, 10 07:39 PM

I agree with #485. BP was negligent and so was the US Government, who clearly can't find their ass with 2 hands and a flashlight. Everything the govt is doing is HAMPERING the cleanup. Losers.

Posted by Anonymous June 24, 10 09:35 PM

Uh, huh. I see. Just "give up the oil." Wow ... I shoulda had a V-8! I didn't know it was that simple. I'm gonna do it RIGHT NOW!

Ok. I did it! I gave up the oil. Yay! We're saved!

Uh ... my frickin' car won't start. I gotta get to work. Crap! What do I do now?

Posted by Philip L. June 24, 10 11:16 PM

es increible que pretemos mas atencio al mundial de futbol qeu a este desastre ecologico por esa falta de empatia conla naturaleza pore sa falatde conciencia.. por no dar la cara y voltear al mirada.. el planeta esta sufriendoo.. ya no es moento de hacer conciencia ni hacer cmapaña ya esmoemntod e actuar de exigir.. de proteger... a com lo veo no tenemos futuro .. solo desatres.. y penas.....

Posted by Anonymous June 24, 10 11:31 PM


Posted by funchandler June 25, 10 08:25 AM

I can barely type this mail for the tears just keep running down my face. I have lived in Fl. near beaches for 44 years and I know the feeling of walking on a white sandy beach, with the sun above, collecting shells, lying on a towel just listening to the sound of peace and thankfulness. Will my grandchildren have this years from now? Maybe they will only have childhood memories before 2010 when we sat by and talked, talked and talked and did little to accept help from 13 nations, and ordinary people with doable ideas. It's a sin against God and his mighty works of this beautiful land.

Posted by Elaine Dillard June 25, 10 10:54 AM

This goes to Sheila Clark I say a Prayer and all the life's that have been taken, do to this No money is going to bring them back, it is hard for me to look at this, and the jobs that have been lost, But I do know there our others, that don't have job,s and are going out there to go help, clean this mess, But is that enough. My understand as to what happen was that One man are more told someone there was a problem, But some did not listen, If I am wrong please let me, But I am Never wrong, two wrong don't make it right. our is it two right don't make it wrong. I forget. When something this big happens, We all need to get together and work on this instead, of making more of a mess. May God Be with you.

Posted by julie June 25, 10 03:06 PM

... here at the end of all things.

Posted by gregp June 25, 10 06:45 PM


Posted by shelly June 25, 10 11:00 PM

JUST TO CRY...........


Posted by June 26, 10 09:50 AM

This major catastrophe will impact the whole planet. Remember the gulf is not isolated. All humanity will pay the price. It's very sad and a tough lesson to learn, but I doubt big oil companies and the powers to be will do it.

Posted by Antonio June 26, 10 08:00 PM

believe in a better world,not just a dream... "

Posted by awesome June 27, 10 01:39 AM

Koszmar, jak patrzę na te zdjęcia to wyobrażam sobie naszą planetę za 50 lat. Jeśli dalej tak będzie, to taki wygląd wybrzeży to będzie standard.
Czy naprawdę nie można inaczej?
Popieprzone jest to co się dzieje, brakuje słów.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie wszystkich którzy walczą, ratują zwierzęta i próbują ocalić co tylko możliwe...

Posted by aleks June 27, 10 05:38 AM

There's no words to explain. The disaster of the oilrig is a total failure, both for Obama and BP. I am sad to sit here less of hope with just anger left. There is days that I am embarrased over being human.

Posted by Swede June 27, 10 06:24 AM

Here's a question. . . When a company decides to do something like put a well in the ocean, shouldn't they have emergency plans drawn up as part of the overall shindig? Like, before they actually install this sucker. So, were something like this to happen, they already would have a basic idea of how to fix it, ya know? I mean, i'm just saying, if they had thought about "Shit, what if we have to plug this up someday cuz it explodes?" then maybe they would be that much closer to doing it, instead of still trying to figure out how to do it. It's like a building having an emergency evacuation plan in case of fires and all. It's done before you allow public into the building, not well after the fact so that when fire breaks out everyone is standing around with their thumbs up their asses going "Omg, what do we do?" Maybe there was a plan. Just doesn't seem like it is all.

Oh, and face it, everyone is gonna have conflicting views on everything. None of you are experts. And if you couldn't tell by my lack of vocabulary and spelling, I am def. not an expert either. But instead of bashing each other on here, put out some good opinions, and find a way to help out, to contribute, if you are that passionate about it.

Posted by empty invictus June 27, 10 12:31 PM

It made me cry. fI cant believe the President of the United States isn't doing more for this crisis. I'm so dissappointed in his efforts. I guess international issues are more important than what's ging on in his own backyard.

Posted by Anonymous June 27, 10 07:49 PM

Blah Blah Blah - It's not our fault there is an oil spill out there. Who the heck do you think you are? I love my Gulf. That company took risk beyond it's capabilities and lied about the effectiveness of their response to a catastrophe of this size. It is completely BPs fault for wining and dining their policies through the approval process (whatever such process there was) and it's their fault for not providing everything they had right when it happened. I don't want to hear that CRAP about it's our fault. There ARE NOT ELECTRIC CARS. So I drive. Then there are all the other needs like PLASTIC I have grown fond of also that petro is used for.

Not my fault by a long shot! BPs fault. Yes!!!

Posted by Mr. Merrell L. Horton III June 27, 10 08:09 PM

... something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood,
Apc 8,1

Posted by Martin June 28, 10 05:01 AM

Don't pay no more gazoline for your car at the stations, stop paying banking interests, stop paying green taxes, stop to pay...

Posted by Human punk June 28, 10 05:28 AM

Realmente es increible lo que esta pasando, los organismos internacionales ( ONU, G.8, G-20 etc.) deben establecer medidas extrictas de seguridad y control para la explotacion controlada del petroleo y demas recursos naturales que tenemos en nuestro planeta , el cual es tambien nuestra casa .
Hay que poner un limite a las compañias multinacionales que explotan de manera abusiva los recursos naturales (Minerales, madera, petroleo, pesca,,etc)Entiendo que ya practicamente hemos iniciado el camino sin retorno hacia la destruccion de nuestro habitad LA TIERRA ..

Posted by Jaime R. Fernandez June 28, 10 11:14 AM

La cuenta se nos esta acumulando y el cobro va a ser muy fuerte.

Posted by ivonne June 28, 10 02:26 PM

Shame, what a shame!

Posted by Rose June 28, 10 02:33 PM

Que mala honda por parte de las instituciones que tienen el poder para castigar a las empresas que explotan el petroleo y no tienen la capacidad para emfrentar un problema de esta magnitud son empresas sin escrupulos,inconcientes que estan acabando con nuestro planeta pero mas culpables son las autoridades que por cierto dinero extienden el permiso sin medir consecuencias como la de ahora.

Posted by roberto June 28, 10 09:12 PM

El sistema Capitalista basado en los intereses mesquino banquero y de las porquerias de companias en manos de los SIONISTAS y sus corporaciones transnacionales , estan heredandonos una bomaba irreversible de muerte y el posible fin de la existencia de la especie humana y pero, no le vasta solo con destruir su entorno sino tambien llevarse de encuentro a todas las demas especies que tienen mucho mas derecho de existir que nosotros mismos por la vergonsoza manifestacion con la que di que fuimos dotados desde nuestra aparicion por este bellisimo, pero agonizante planeta.
hemos sido los mas Irresponsables y COBARDES en no levantarnos en alzar nuyestra vos con gran furoror y en ves de desgastar en ese circo ridiculo que hemos creado y permitir depender de ello como que fuera lo mas importante en la vida que es el llamado FOOTBALL.
cuando otros estan aprovechando dicho circo de esclavos . que no mas sirven para entretener y mantener nuestra mente y hemociones de manera retrogada y alienante como especie de borregos ...pero claro esta que de eso es q el sistem impuesto por el capitalismo nos entretiene para hacer de las suyas sin que seamos concientes de sus maqueabelicas mentes que estos eniores sin son verdaderos AMOS Y MAESTROS DE LA MUERTE. y lo estan logrando de manera muy efectiva y precisa sin q despertemos y seamos concientes de la verdera y dura realidad y mientras sigan adormeciendonos con sus ridiculos relitis shows y la farandula estupida de los malos medios de comunicacion(medios de desinformacion) seguiremos cayendo en sus trampas al grado que dejaremos que ellos dispongna de nuestras vidas al grado de asesinarnos sin siuqiera mover un dedo porq por falta de interes a analizar e investigar sus verderos objetivos hacia nosotros, estos haran de nuestras vidas lo q les plazca y decidiran como siempre de que manera matarnos y asi sin poder hecer nada entregaremos nuestro mas preciado regalo sagrado en las manos de estos dementes diabolicos llamados EMPRESARIOS y POLITICOS corruptos y sucios mesquinos , ambiciosos, avaros, la maldicion del planeta o mejor dijo los parasitos inservibles del planeta.

Posted by godi June 28, 10 09:13 PM

me gustaria no solo comentar al respecto, sino ayudar. pero que puedo hacer? no puedo viajar hasta alla... no tengo suficiente dinero para donarlo.. y es ahi donde se llenan de lagrimas mis ojos... por impotencia. ojala alguien pudiera darse cuenta de esta tragedia y se tomen cartas en el asunto para arreglarlo YA!!!.

Posted by Anya June 28, 10 11:41 PM

(1) Why did it happen....someone did not do there JOB correctly !
(2) I live in Louisiana all my life, the people in the lower parishes are hard working people, the Gulf is there life source, this is where there heart is.
(3)From the OIL industries (rigs) to Seafood industry.
(4) The Fed. Government and BP need to work with the people who live down there use there advice,comments they can HELP you. Listen to them.

Posted by Kenny Daniel June 29, 10 09:21 AM

Every thing belongs. This avoiable disaster is an adult lesson in the lab of personal experience, one world, one existance; all interwoven. Now we see it,feel it and now we can alter the acceptable human behavior toward existance.

Posted by Dan Mitchell June 29, 10 06:57 PM

What a terrible tradgety.

Posted by Carol Durst June 29, 10 11:56 PM

when i saw the turtle i almost cried.

Posted by laflamme June 30, 10 12:15 AM

heart breaking images.... :-(
let us all be part of cleaning process through of prayer.

Posted by tirath June 30, 10 03:37 AM

IT IS SAD AND I AM ANGRY! I am angry that BP, by their greed neglected basic safety guidelines set up by MMS and killed 11 people; I am angry because the White house has been no help in getting this resolved; I am angry because I KNOW the technology exists to stop the flow of oil (faster); I am angry because the 50,000 wells that were drilled safely in the Gulf of Mexico without a major spill gets overshadowed by a series of poor decisions by BP and I am angry because the Southern States econmies will suffer this for years to come. Shame on BP!

Posted by Jim Wilkerson, Florida June 30, 10 08:04 AM

And now ? we change or not ??.

Posted by mylu June 30, 10 09:37 AM

Ya estoy pensando seriamente en no tener hijos, para que?

Posted by Anonymous June 30, 10 01:00 PM


Posted by francisco June 30, 10 01:38 PM

All this is so sad to see on the Gulf Coast.We ask why ,but it is something that happened,and only God Can see us threw all of this!! I feel so sorry for the wild life,because God put the beautiful birds and wild life on this earth for a reason.And now there are so many that have died form a company's failure to have control over the things out in the Gulf and all of the people involved needs to be held accountable that was on duty when this happened,because it isn't just BP's fault.It could be faulty material that was used when this happened.I pray to God to see these hard working will get this all this all cleaned up real soon.The lively hood of the fishing industry is at stake to loose every thing they have.I live in Goose Creek, but did live in TX's all of my life and I know all this has happened for a reason,which only God Know's why.Sincerely,Elna Beard !!>

Posted by Elna Beard June 30, 10 02:33 PM

Muito desastroso ao ambiente. Será que diante de tanto aparato tecnológico, não existe nenhuma técnica para conter este desastre? Ao invés de investirem tanto na exploração e produção, deveriam também destinar mais recursos para investimentos em mecanismos de segurança no controle destas válvulas e tubulaçãoes submersas. Para que em ocasiões como essa, tivessem ao alcance recursos disponíveis para o controle.

Posted by Dariamar Lima June 30, 10 03:58 PM

Everyone needs to start thinking of the bigger picture. This spill at this time is overwelming and indeed life changing for everyone living in or around the Gulf of Mexico. However, the outwards ripples of this spill will change the planet, and everyone better start realizing that. If this well is not secured in the not so distant future it has the potential to start the beginnning of the end to all life on earth.....Think environmental, think oxygen, think filtering, think weather and temperature. Good luck to all, don't be mistaken, we all need it.

Posted by Anonymous June 30, 10 07:46 PM

What will a HURRICANE do if it comes over the gulf? Won't it "pick up" water from the surface and spiral it through the air?
What happens when it falls all over the land? trees, houses, highways????

Posted by Mariah July 1, 10 10:18 AM

make me cry I was there in Pensecole week before it hit there I was out in the water Mantaies was swimming around me I love it there , the spill makes me sick now the talk of methane gasses and if only if it was to errupt the damage it would cause I have a loved one in Montgomery AL it would even affect him

Posted by Anonymous July 1, 10 10:24 AM

We are the cancer multiplying and destroying every living thing on this planet. We are insane! BP is just an extension of our own greed. We do not have to look to far, the closest mirror will do and than ask yourself, am I apart of the problem or apart of the solution? Am I a consumer that has maxed out every card or am I needing less and serving my community more. The entire advertising and consumer mentallity would vanish if more humans were present and enlightened. Wake up...we are all responsible for this hell.

Posted by kelly montes July 1, 10 10:45 AM

People march to Washington DC for many reasons. I cannot see a bigger reason than what is being done to our enviroment. Where is Al Gore? Where are all of the 'MOUTHS?" Complaining about everything and now that we are being destroyed, silence. Why.

We need to organize a protest to DC, anyone that cares about our earth and let our voices be heard, that the nonsense has gone on long enough.

Soon, human beings could be those Pelicans. Where is this going to stop?

Posted by Anonymous July 1, 10 10:46 AM

Jebane kurwy pierdolone, dopiero po pierdolnięciu plan na zatkanie chujozy robią

Posted by JA July 1, 10 03:18 PM

Que lastima, estamos destruyendo nuestro planeta,
y ¿que les vamos a dejar a nuestros y a nuestros nietos, puras
ruinas y ademas contaminadas? Es una verguenza para el genero humano

Posted by José Luis Rodriguez July 1, 10 03:28 PM

are u kidding me? im sorry to say but if u want somthing done ur gonna need to get ur hands dirty, its a nive gesture but prayer isnt gonna help the dying ecosystem. if we want this problem fixed were gonna need more than " the power of prayer"

Posted by Anonymous July 1, 10 03:49 PM

I dont feel the Government should be responsible nor should the consumer in paying higher gas prices. BP made the mess they should suck it up and take the loss.

Posted by Theresa July 1, 10 04:24 PM

This is just a chapter of the Human Disater Saga

Posted by Anonymous July 1, 10 07:01 PM


Posted by PATRICIA DEY CHAVARRI July 1, 10 07:24 PM

Es lo mas espantoso que le puede suceder a la tierra, solo por tener unos pesos mas en el bolsillo estamos acabando con nuestro planeta, ojala y esto lo reconsideren los diputados y senadores, no a la perforacion de pozos en el Golfo de México.

Posted by July 1, 10 09:15 PM

Pobre de nuestro Planeta Tierra...pobres animales..estas imagenes me llenan de coraje y mucha mucha rabia...las fotos son un ejemplo del daño que nosotros le hacemos al planeta :(

Posted by LO LO July 2, 10 01:50 PM

We can´t stop depending on oil in a minute, but we can start. We can continue crying, shaming, damming and struggling one each other, but that won´t stop this disaster or any other.
Maybe it is time to do something different, maybe it is time to start been humans, as specie.
This is our home, in the minute we realize that, the answers will start coming to mind, the way will be shown… Please if you have answers, or you can se the way, please, share it and show it.
If we continue whit this passivity, we are all death.

Posted by Ana July 2, 10 02:30 PM

Integrados principalmente por:
Secretarios del gabinete actual, Cristina Kegel, Agustin Cartens, etc
Analistas, conductores y locutores ( Lopez Doriga, Loret de Mola, Sarmiento, etc.) que ante la cercanía de un micrófono y aun cuando no conozcan el tema, buscan la “nota” y si no la crean para elevar la calificación de sus programas.
Asustaron a los mexicanos con el robo vía el popote y la falta de técnico en perforación en aguas profundas.
Trataron y en muchas personas lo lograron generar la ambición y con esto el apoyo sobre la explotación del ”tesorito” ( Yacimientos en Aguas Profundas).
Afortunadamente imperó la cordura y se continúa con la preparación de Ingenieros para la exploración y explotación en aguas profundas y no se siguió con las sandeces de los BOCONES.
Si este accidente hubiese ocurrido en aguas mexicanas, ya estaríamos invadidos por los Marines y la Guardia Nacional gringa, ya que en el pasado hasta por unos pasteles( la guerra de los pasteles) y en otra ocasión por defender los derechos de los trabajadores (Cananea) fueron pretextos para invadirnos y aunque en estos casos salimos raspados madamas, en otros perdimos la mitad del país.
Así que, no hay creer a los BOCONES, ya que algo persiguen (posiblemente el diezmo o la adulación por su sabiduría) sin embargo, hay que tener en mente antes de seguir a los BOCONES aquello que dice tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los EUA.
Los BOCONES han guardado silencio su creatividad afortunadamente y no han hecho recomendaciones, parece que se agotó su sapiencia. ¡ Dejémoslo así.!
Es una pena que las herederas de las prácticas de las 7 hermanas aun continúen con los esquemas de obtener el petróleo a cualquier precio.
Pobres de las especies que no pueden protestar y de los US citizen que poco cuentan en la economía global. Es loable la participación de los voluntarios por salvar a las especies afectadas.
Juan Antonio

Posted by Juan Antonio July 2, 10 03:55 PM


Posted by JUAN CARLOS SANTILLAN July 2, 10 05:19 PM

to those of you being critical to bp, if you own something plastic, or ever used gas- then you are just as guilty. did you ever stop to think how these oil products came to be? or did you think that they were funnelled from the groung right to the gas pump> we are all to blame...

Posted by jay July 2, 10 05:21 PM

Let's sell our gas cars and buy electric cars.
I feel guilty every-time i full my car at the gas station.
As consumers we are ALL co-responsible on this.

Vendamos nuestros automoviles de gasolina y compremos automoviles electricos. Yo me siento culpable cada vez que lleno el tanque de mi automovil. Todos como consumidores somos co-rresponsables en esta tragedia.

Posted by Jeffrey Panameno July 2, 10 07:03 PM

It makes me sad to think that I purchase every week from the local Gas Station the same poison that it's causing so much damage...I so wish I had an electric car so I didn't feel so guilty right now!
We all have part on this.

Posted by Israel V. Costa Rica July 2, 10 07:20 PM

i want to go clean pelicans, turtles, any animal i can help, and God forgive us, we are such a mess.

Posted by Adriana Dominguez July 2, 10 09:11 PM

queda bien hacer disertaciones como pie de pagina de estas fotos, demostrando que somos mas sensibles que nadie. Algun@s dan la culpa al gobierno, otr@s la dan a las industrias que no tienen escrupulos, y hay, quien se da la culpa a ellos mismos y a todos, ...........
No se cual es el trabajo de ustedes, ni tampoco si lo tienen, pero os aseguro que yo, intento hacer el mio lo mejor que se, y eso me supone un esfuerzo mayusculo, del cual necesito mucho tiempo para reponerme ( tengo 50 años )y seguir trabajando (luchando).
Para nada me voy a sentir culpable de algo que no depende de mi ni de mis acciones directas. Para eso estan los gobernantes, esa especie de carroñeros que se alimentan de la sangre de los humildes, sin esfuerzo alguno ni escrupulos que se asignan ellos mismos el jornal ( si se le puede llamar asi ). Si ellos tienen el poder, son ellos los autenticos culpables de la muerte de tantos seres vivos incluyendo millares de seres humanos. Que culpa tiene un campesino si se vierte crudo en el mar ? , que culpa tiene un mecanico si se talan millones de arboles en la amazonia ?, y asi, .......... una lista muy larga.
No amigos, no me siento culpable y si voy a misa y me confieso, el cura no encontrará nada del que deba arrepentirme,en cambio, . esos indeseables que tienen la vida de las personas y de la tierra en sus manos, podrian decir lo mismo ?? podrian presentarse al cura y confesarse ? seguramente que si porque mienten con la misma facilidad que respiran. A ellos, a todos ellos, les deseo la mayor de las agonias en el momento de su muerte, asi a lo mejor podran comprender la muerte de los inocentes.

Posted by Daniel July 3, 10 07:20 AM

food for thought: a VEGAN driving a hummer uses way less "oil" (energy) than a meat-eater driving a bicycle... btw. if ya want to change things, start by going vegan, seriously, it's a HUGE step in the right direction. just google the research. it's not actually that difficult to change your diet... makes me crazy that this isn't mainstream knowledge quite yet.

Posted by mur July 3, 10 07:22 AM

estas escenas no las pasan en la televisión mexicana... y no creo que se atrevan a pasarlas en ningun lugar, salvo alguna que otra.Prefieren pasar el partido completo, solo piensan en dinero, dinero dinero, poder! y para que les sirve el poder.. si NO pueden con un desastre?

Trini Mora

Posted by July 3, 10 11:12 AM

Well Id like to see if how many people would like to enter the U.S. now ...the gulf will never , never be the same...God is so sad...for what ....oil I tell ya ...its not worth...susan bell

Posted by Anonymous July 3, 10 11:40 AM

I think human is killing this earth.. it is time that earth should kill human for good..

Posted by Max July 4, 10 04:48 AM

America. The nation devoted herself to the power of the money, she would lose herself while chasing after him, and she will bear the consequences when nature decides on a punishment.

Posted by Anonymous July 4, 10 06:29 AM

El actual modelo de desarrollo industrial ha condenado a muerte a nuestro planeta. Debemos reaccionar en forma global contra este criminal acto contra la humanidad. Ningún beneficio económico, ni político, ni materialista podrá jamás ser más importante que la integridad de las especies y del planeta.

Posted by Armando Coello July 4, 10 10:37 AM

Let the BP execs swim through the oil as the birds and turtles have to....on a daily basis. And, why has our entire congress not been to the beaches to walk on them? Load up the entire mess of them and bring them down here. Heck, they take trips all the time, about time they take one that might mean something!

Posted by beth July 4, 10 12:21 PM

Por que no publican estas fotos o videos en la television mundial, especialmente la mexicana, para que veamos todos la clase de trabajitos que hacen los del poder para ganarse un dolar por abajo del agua o mas bien muchos por abajo de ese mugrero que hicieron y siguen haciendo, porque entre mas dinero le metan a esa obra criminal, mas ganan los de arriba, felicidades a los green-gos y en especial a los britanicos, si no arreglan las cosas en su pais, que hacen en otro?

Posted by Saturnine July 4, 10 12:46 PM

In another,.......may be 2012 years the next humanity will be askin how we finished our lifes, then many incredible histories will be on INTERNET (INTERNET or another name)
Now is the moment to ACT. or DIE.

Posted by Omar Sanatos de Anda July 4, 10 01:19 PM

son unos DESGRACIADOS, ojala la tierra y la naturaleza les cobre caro tal destruccion ....... cuando haya una desgracia en que la tierra los joda vayan a llorar pal valle MALDITOS ....

Posted by Anonymous July 4, 10 01:54 PM

Yes, we can... we can kill the nature.

Posted by Digitor July 4, 10 03:27 PM

And in the meantime, all the destruction provoked by mining, gas and oil in the rest of the world passes unnoticed because the mass media that cares so much (with all reason) about the Gulf of Mexico does not care about the rest of the world. From Ecuador to Nigeria, all over the world. And if governments dare to challenge corporations, these sue governments in international tribunals under the investment rules of Free Trade Agrements and Biltareal Investment Treaties.
Why now that the world cup is coming to an end we all try to educate ourselves and begin to act against the senseless capitalist sytem we live in.

Posted by Manuel July 4, 10 04:24 PM

No tengo palabras... que tristeza da ver todo esto... pobres animales, pobre mar... pobre planeta...

Posted by Beatriz Pascual July 4, 10 10:58 PM

This is an observation from an Indian, who has never been to the US of A but who is sadly watching the negative impact of some of your products and the devastating effect of the failures of some of your colossal corporations. The American nation, as a whole, needs to control their consumerist avarice because it is gobbling invaluable earth's resources. The American public are the most compassionate people on earth but they have to display acumen and foresight when electing a responsible government. The Gulf of Mexico disaster will not dissapear. It will take years to contain the damage caused to the environment. Sadly, its after effects may well never dissapear. Right now, the answers lie with the common American public to collectively will solutions to the ghastly surge from deep below. Your government may appear to do much by way of controls, but get this, all governments bow down to subtle policies shaped up by big businesses.

Posted by Christopher Wifred Pereira July 5, 10 02:44 AM

Food for thought:
What would the U.S Government be doing and what would be the sentiment among Americans in general if the oil had been washed upon the Mexican seashore?
I am really glad that is not the case because accountability would be badly diminished and the eco-disaster would be even worse...

Posted by Carlos Mayer July 5, 10 11:11 AM

si bien es cierto que algun día tendremos que morir, nadie vino para quedarse en este mundo, pero no creo justo que esa decision de como voy a morir la determinen gente como la que dirige o esta detras de todo esto, y no se me hace justo por el hecho de que estas gentes no saben lo que es sufrir porque lo han tenido todo hasta el poder de decidir como matar a inocentes, por el hecho de tener dinero se toman esa decision..en era lo que yo queria, porque en mi opinion es que si vamos a morir algun día que sea con honra y decoro, no por la vileza de otros.

Posted by Aury Moscoso July 5, 10 12:44 PM

Todo esto causado por la misera avaracia de unos cuantos eso si les puedo asegurar que la naturaleza lo va a cobrar y muy caro no se les olvide sres ciudadanos estadounidenses y a todos aquellos que tienen la capacidad en poderio para terminar con esta masacre tanto del mundo como de las especies que en el habitamos....

Posted by Adolfo Muñoz July 5, 10 03:52 PM

Es indigno ver estas fotos!!! dan mucho coraje!!!
por que tiene que pasar esto, para que estan las normas de seguridad?
Desastre planeratario!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by mari July 6, 10 11:02 AM

What we have to realize is that it is not only BP's fault but also OUR fault. It is always easier to point fingers, but if we, the consumers, wouldn't want to use oil, then BP would never drill for oil. It is all about the money! And we consumers, we decide what is being done to this planet! WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE THAT CHANGE! We have to STOP consuming oil, period!

Posted by Franzi July 6, 10 01:56 PM

they will hope it was a nightmare when they wake up each morning. but it is not nightmare. this should have never been forgotten. remember remember.

Posted by pinar July 6, 10 02:04 PM

I am so saddened by this, like millions are. This is just terrible.. look into the eyes of these animals i feel them cry, their sadness is just beyond what any animal should have to feel. This is something that should never be forgotten. I have had a hard time supporting America for my whole adult life, this kind of thing just makes it harder. This has to stop... and we've all said it a million times over. It just truly makes my heart hurt that this has happened. I am so sorry for all of you, beautiful wildlife... I wish there was something that I COULD DO.
Please if anyone can do something, do it... do everything you can and FAST.

Posted by starla July 6, 10 02:32 PM

Aunque no leo inglés las imagenes hablan por si solas, son impactantes, es realmente preocupante saber que la explotación de recursos para el funcionamiento industrial acelerá la destrucciòn de la naturaleza y pone en riesgo el futuro incierto de la humanidad.

Posted by Eugenia July 6, 10 02:37 PM

Me da mucha rabia que hagan estas cosas, pobres los animales que son totalmente indefensos!!!! >:o(
Tenemos que salvar a los animales y no comenter mas estupidecez como esas!!!!

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Posted by zhaolong July 6, 10 10:23 PM

Its about time humans leave the earth so that rest of the beautiful creations of nature in peace ....

Posted by Jyoti July 7, 10 02:14 AM

It's America... Capitalism 1st!!!! Nature last... This shows what the real concerns of the goverment are... Not nature and not even the country or the world we live in... There are so many interests envolved by the Oil Companies, working with the goverment, Money wise... That what the real concern is... how much money they are loosing ... on both sides...
On the other part, we have to consider, that there are the ones who have acted in resolving this issue as quik as posible, and are doing there best to resolve it...
But where is a goverment solution when we need one.

Posted by Anonymous July 7, 10 02:14 AM

Really sad to see the way we are destroying our planet :(

Posted by velan July 7, 10 02:18 AM

This horrible catastrophe is a text book example of neglect due to selfishness and greed that is the forfeiture of the god given natural heritage of this wild earth, that should be maintained in it's pristine state for future generations to enjoy! BP and all participating constituents that helped contribute to this disaster should be brought to justice and held accountable in the federal court where they can be judged fairly without bias. With undeniable evidence gathered at a scene of high ambiguity where there is currently a hefty fine and quarantine, not to mention for the most part a media blackout. Transparency should be brought to the very core of this tragedy so that the scope and level of desparity can be assessed and come to light in conjunction with building a solid foundation so that a suitable solution can be sought.

Posted by dionna July 7, 10 06:54 AM

this is discusting, oil should be banned

Posted by chelsea foster demetriou July 7, 10 08:16 AM

Esto es solo una pequeña muestra de lo que el hombre puede provocar con una actitud de nigligencia

Posted by Anonymous July 7, 10 09:16 AM

no hay palabras para describirlo !!!! :S

Posted by GIUSI ALFEO July 7, 10 09:33 AM

@ Phillip L. #573

Use your imagination. Ride a bicycle to work and bring some clean clothes with you. I do it every day. :) I think a few drops of sweat on your part are an appropriate donation to the world. Otherwise, you are just propagating the problem that we see destroying not just our country but the shores of many countries in the Americas.

Or, continue to think within the box and be another cog in the non-thinking, ever-consuming, use-it-all-up-as-fast-as-we-can, let-it-all-burn, get-in-your-cage-and-drive machine.

Posted by E.W. July 7, 10 01:50 PM

This agressive vs the world is irreversible

Posted by Anonymous July 7, 10 02:26 PM

I hope your right and we remember WHO is the culprit here....Gop's are still trying to protect the Big Oil Co's...It Obama bring Law suits to stop the drilling
However the republican's continue to say Drill Baby Drill don't they!!!!

Posted by Nancy L Sowell July 7, 10 04:33 PM

The quicker the human race becomes extinct, the sooner the planet can start it's process of getting back in balance. We don't deserve this planet.

Posted by Jaime July 7, 10 04:56 PM

Es Impresionante Como El servicio Humano Destruye Mas de Lo Que Construye olvidandose De Que Dejando ESTÁ A Las Generaciones Futuras Su solista he feneficio Inmediato .

Posted by RAFAEL J. REYNOSO July 7, 10 05:23 PM

que maldita situacion... y mientras estamos aqui haciendo corajes con estos hijos desu )/%/)(&/?)(%##! ellos estan disfrutando de las mas deliciosas comidas y de los lujos mas extravagantes que alguien pueda imginar... pero como llegar a oidos de todos?... si tenemos los oidos puestos en todo el circo que ofrecen todos y cada uno de los gobirnos a su gente... nos quieren dormidos... y estupidos...DESPIERTEN TODOS...

Posted by fulano July 7, 10 08:17 PM

All of this destruction happened and will continue to happen as long as there is a demand (and a growing demand) for oil.

Similar to the drug problem, if someone (anyone) is ready (and willing) to give their money for this, then someone else will provide, regardless of the damage, the laws, the consequences.

Only when the greater majority says "No, thank you", then it will stop.

And don't tell me it's impossible becuase there many parts of the world that are doing it, either wilingly or under so called "peaceful embargoes".

Change is possible. Change NOW!

Posted by Carlos Escobar July 7, 10 08:21 PM


Posted by ARMANDO VARGAS MENDOZA July 7, 10 10:51 PM

Estas cenas me deixaram muito preocupado com tamanha violência que o meio ambiente sofreu; isso leva anos para se recuperar, talvez a consciência desses gananciosos leve mais tempo, pois está ocupada com outras coisas.
Vamos acordar gente a natureza pede socorro. Quem está disposto a ajudar o Planeta a respirar melhor..

Posted by Oliveira July 7, 10 11:16 PM

Wake up people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's time to go GREEN...long time ago...

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 10 09:11 AM

Ich kannt nicht glaube, was machen Wir ? unseren Planet, Die Kinder, Tieren., Vielleicht gibt´s kein Morgen ! mehr.

Posted by Coral July 8, 10 10:42 AM

En lugar de hacer Guerras los Americanos deberían ayudar al planeta.

¡Ya basta de que se crean los policías del mundo y defensores galacticos!!.
Son la primer potencia, pero ahora son la peor estupidez de la HUMANIDAD.

Si salvaron a AIG con tantos millones de dólares, ahora les toca pagar este daño a la humanidad.

Posted by Antonio Núñez MEXICO July 8, 10 11:03 AM

No puedo creer que con tanto dinero, con tanta gente profesional en el mundo y con tanta tecnología hoy en día no puedan detener esta terrible catástrofe.... tengo un enorme sentimiento de frustración y tristeza estan terminando con tantas especies con tantas vidas... YA DETENGANLO!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by LASTRA July 8, 10 04:40 PM

lo que mas duele es que todos esos esfuerzos de recoger el petroleo son para no perderlo y poderlo vender y no para salvar la naturaleza . . . hasta donde llegara la codicia humana

Posted by angel diaz July 8, 10 11:52 PM

Lo que no sabe la gente... Que despues de todo no han visto nada ,pues lo que no se habla es de los gases mortales toxicos....0-6,6es toxico y tenemos una medida de 3,000 p.p.p. Otro gas 0-4,4 es toxico y tenemos una madida de 5,500 p.p.p....Algunos gases que estan brotanto junto con el petro al ser inalado por madres embarazadas en la costa, causara que se moriran sus crias antes de nacer y no hablo de los animales,hablo de gente.

No esperen que este derrame se detenga. Tenemos derrame por mas de 800 dias mas desde hoy. No existe tecnologia para detener esta catastrofe.Tenemos oportunidad que se detenga alrededor de 2013.
"La verdad oculta "

Quien podra pagar nuestros servicios medicos ?

Los gases toxicos llegan a la costa y Quien los disfruta ?...

Nuestros cuerpos y nuestros hijos.

Aprenderemos a nadar en el petro y respirar esos gases toxicos que causan la muerte ?Pienso Que Solo Dios podra detener este derrame!

Posted by drsony500 July 9, 10 01:20 AM

Y que estamos haciendo nosotros para remediar esto? Sólo hablamos y no actuamos, así nos sentimos menos culpables?, hasta cuando el pueblo seguirá siendo guiado por los intereses de los más poderosos? ... nuestra especie no es tan inteligente ni siquiera, somos capaces de resolver esta catastrofe. Me revienta que ni si quiera yo haga algo. Todo es ciclico ...

Posted by pepaoo July 9, 10 01:56 AM

Images that breaks my heart and soul and fill my brain with anger for those who put in first place their greedy for millions of dollars and in last place our own homeland and health breaking the future for our sons and their own sons , i just hope mother earth forgive us

Dafnis Linares

Posted by Anonymous July 9, 10 08:37 AM

Tá brón orm leis an uisce salach seo, agus leis na h-éisc agus na h-éin marbh, freisin. Tá an-fhearg orm le British Petroleum.

Posted by Seosamh July 9, 10 10:26 AM

Is BP to blame? Yes and No. Who allowed them to drill, who passed insepction on their well? Will we really know the TRUTH of how this all came about...... probably not.
We cannot change what has happened, so being angry and trying to blame or point fingers isn't going to solve anything, nor is it going to help. What will help is having the courage as a nation to work together to help those who are suffering, and to look at what has happened , learn from it, and work together to assure that this type of man made disaster can not happen again.

Posted by Kathy Melesio July 9, 10 11:17 AM

Obama isnt doing anything is example 1. Thank goodness I did not vote for him! What happen to the so called "Change"

Posted by Anonymous July 9, 10 11:37 AM

The problem is the population explosion. If really everybody is angry then you should not have babies.

Please think about that. Only one but no more and this only if you really wish it. Everybody shoul be conscious about the meaning of this problem. For the earth is not possible to mantain this rhythm of exploitation. It needs time for regenerating.

More people mean: more food, more resources, more water, more land, more soil, more energy, more work, MORE OIL.

Posted by anonymous July 9, 10 11:55 AM

Can someone urge BP to stop this ASAP. They take their time and we just listen

Posted by Anonymous July 9, 10 01:47 PM

Es cierto: al comentar estas fotos y culpar al irresponsable gobierno estadounidense, a las trasnacionales codiciosas y hasta a nosotros mismos, parece que estamos compitiendo por demostrar nuestra conciencia ecológica.

Pero yo tampoco pienso sentirme culpable de algo que no depende de mis acciones. Que se responsabilicen de la mortandad que han sembrado en el Golfo de México las sanguijuelas que explotan a cualquier precio los recursos de nuestro planeta y sus cómplices gobernantes, que tanto dinero ganan a expensas nuestras. ¿Qué culpa tenemos los ciudadanos comunes y corrientes si la codicia y la negligencia de los ejecutivos de BP y del gobierno de EEUU ha producido un derrame de crudo de consecuencias equiparables al genocidio?

Posted by Gerardo July 9, 10 02:00 PM

Ahh Humanity... You never really stood a chance.

Posted by Fidknop July 9, 10 02:05 PM

Criminal negligence and corporate greed caused this disaster. Some people say the answer is to stop driving our cars and using plastics, but that's not a realistic goal for the next 100 years or more. For now, we have to demand that the oil that is our lifeline be extracted from this earth with every possible precaution to do it safely. BP got careless. They got greedy. BP should be required to pay a HUGE price for their careless greed. The current $20 billion slush fund is a joke that they can write off painlessly. They should pay hundreds of billions of dollars, first to the families of the 11 workers who were killed by BP's negligence, then to all the business owners who have suffered financially because of BP's blunder. This includes the fishermen and shrimpers who were first affected, and will continue to be affected for decades, but also the hotel and restaurant owners who have suffered financially from the lack of tourism, all the way to the owners of souvenir shops who are losing money because of this foolish corporate behavior. I support the Boycott BP movement even though it affects local gas station owners who had nothing to do with the oil volcano. BP gas station owners should be allowed to file claims against corporate for lost revenue the same as other business owners who have been affected. Our government should stop catering to this company and hold them to a higher standard for stopping the leak and cleaning up their mess. Punitive fines for environmental damage and the senseless suffering and slaughter of innocent wildlife should put them far into bankruptcy. Let BP struggle and fight to crawl out of bankruptcy the same way these creatures are struggling to get out of the oil that has assaulted their homes. Humans have been the most destructive life forms on earth. We have not been good stewards of this planet. How we react to this attack on our blue and green sphere may determine how much longer we are allowed to inhabit it. After we are gone, it will take thousands of years for the planet to recover. Our tanks of chemicals will fail and be absorbed by the ground and our unmonitored nuclear reactors will foul the air when they explode. I only hope the planet survives us. The animals and vegetation that we take for granted haven’t done anything wrong.

Posted by David Taylor July 9, 10 04:03 PM

Me pregunto que hubiera pasado si el derrame hubiera sido de PEMEX, creen que USA estaria tan indiferente al problema como la mayoria de los mexicanos estan ahora?

Posted by Eduardo July 10, 10 12:51 AM

Shame on BP

Any amount it get charged for damage is very low and useless to repair the damage.

Immediate action is not to lose sight of is happening in the region, you can help directly but non-monetary donations, use clean energy, strongly questioning the way we consume.

This is the most immediately from anywhere in the world ...

Es una irresponsabilidad de BP enorme por todo el daño ecológico que está ocasionando. Cualquier monto que se le llegue a cobrar por daños es muy poco e inutil para resarcir el daño.

Una acción inmediata es no perder de vista que está ocurriendo en la región, realizar donaciones pero NO monetarias, utilizar energias "limpias", cuestionar fuertemente nuestra forma de consumir. Esto es lo más inmediato desde cualquier punto del mundo...

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Posted by MIGUEL HERRERA July 10, 10 11:34 AM

Es lamentable... Que decir... creo que llegamos a el punto exacto donde la evolución humana no encuentra su propio autocontrol. Es un hecho que todo lo que se aprecia en estas fotografías nos cause repudio. es una pena que nos cause a quienes solo podemos limitarnos a ver fotografías y comentarlas, y no, a quienes realmente pueden evitar estos desastres. o acaso todo sea como indico al comienzo de este comentario:
llegamos al techo de la evolución... Y lo que es peor... Se nos fué de las manos.

Posted by Angel Morales July 10, 10 10:47 PM

The volunteers cleaning up after BP's mess are amazing, and things are going absolutely slow. In China, the spill will be contained, BP pays 100 billion dollars and BP's executives in jail if they refuse and thousands of soldiers and volunteers cleaning up by now. Communism is not the Evil Empire, Churchill, Macarthur and Hirohito are wicked and malacious

Posted by denzheng July 11, 10 09:52 AM

dificil la situacion ya sea por error humano o por las maquinas fue un error y ahora estamos viendo no lo que nos perjudica si no lo que nos perjudicara mas adelante con es ecosistema marino y de todos que estan ligados directamente al mar... ES UN VERDADERO DAÑO ECOLOGICO....

Posted by JUANJOSE July 11, 10 01:14 PM

we need to get off oil ... This is a lesson we need to find other sources to for energy . Time to screw the Oil companies that have highjacked us for years

Posted by Brian July 11, 10 10:25 PM

Heartbreaking and horrifying.

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Posted by CRISTINA July 12, 10 12:49 AM

nic i lik it

Posted by Anonymous July 12, 10 06:25 AM

Fist of all, I think we need two actions:

INFORMATION. All people need informatión, we should read, hear and demand more thrue news

ACTIONS. if we do only one action per day, maybe the worl destiny change.

Posted by Jose Leyva July 12, 10 01:00 PM

Que poca madre de este gobierno americano, son unos hijos de su puerca mad... no todos aclaro.
pero los que deberian de estar moviendose no lo hacen
Haber obama,

Posted by AKESSA July 12, 10 03:39 PM

701 En verdad que poca madre lo que estamos viendo y viviendo debido a la ambicion que existe, se apoderan del mundo como si fueran duenos sin importar todo el desastre que estan ocasionando.
Queremos ver acciones positivas en todos los aspectos y que se terminen los intereses politicos y que haya mas proteccion al medio ambiente, marino y con la poblacion en especial con los migrantes.

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Posted by Anonymous July 12, 10 08:15 PM

start by nutting down ON the use of oil. don,t take the car to the corner store,get a more efficient car if you really need a car,commute by bicycle if you can, use less electricity, cut down or illuminate plastics, these things all can help to send a message to big oil. start by doing something!

Posted by Georgeg July 13, 10 11:38 AM

Sinceramente que pesar que por capitalismo y la posesion territorial se tenga que encubrir los atropeyos de la oligarquia americana.Los americanos sabian de la catastrofe pero no hocieron nada para ellos el resto del mundo no vale nada ni la naturaleza tampoco.

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Posted by Anonymous July 13, 10 05:01 PM

verdaderamente es una desgracia ecologica, donde el unico culpable es el ser humano, en su afan de riqueza material, acaba con la riqueza natural, esto espeor de lo que suele hacer E.U, con sus invasiones en el mundo entero, ante esto si no se dice mayor cosa en el pais del tio sam, ni sus mismos ciudadanos protestan por tamaña irracionalidad.

Posted by JULIO CESAR JARAMILLO July 13, 10 05:07 PM

es horrible ver estas imagenes, a veces uno esta vendado de ojos sin saber los desastres que causamos los seres humanos, es un crimen, es....... PERO TOMEMOS EN CUENTA QUE LA NATURALEZA SE COBRARA DE LA MISMA FORMA EL DAÑO QUE ESTAN HACIENDO, que hace el gobierno americano??? que estas haciendo OBAMA????

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Posted by Anonymous July 14, 10 12:01 PM

¿que clase de planeta le dejaremos a nuestros hijos? desgraciadamente yo creo que este problema es uno de muchos que hay que resolver antes de que terminemos con todo. Espero que la solución a este problema sea la principal prioridad del gobierno de Estados Unidos, porque es un daño al planeta, no solo a sus costas. Es increible, tantos millones de años de edad que tiene nuestro planeta y solo bastaron uno o dos siglos para hechar todo a perder, me avergüenza ser parte de esta generación...

Posted by MARIO MONROY July 14, 10 01:45 PM

Greed and laziness is f*cking this country sideways *sigh*

Posted by Anonymous July 14, 10 02:39 PM

Too much talk about what is going to be done and not enough doing!!! We have all the technology in the world and we can not stop this disaster!!!!! We are responsible for some of the damage this is true but BP has a whole lot more money and resources than the average american and there should be someone on that team of people who can get this thing contained and soon before there are no more beaches to enjoy and no more wildlife!!!! Quit talking and do something!!!!!!!

Posted by Julie Oaks July 14, 10 02:41 PM

Stop boycotting BP and do something! Boycotting BP will do nothing to help the animals!
You can't say that BP has to help the shrimpers and whoever else and then say "boycott BP" even though it will hurt the income of the people and families that own the gas stations!
They can't file for anything, so how is boycotting BP helping?
I say help the animals. They have done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DESERVE WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

Posted by Courtney July 15, 10 02:19 PM

Es lo mas espantoso que he visto en mi vida, y no soy tan grande ¿porque nosotros mismos destruimos al planeta, hay tantas guerras por poder y por dinero y ¿de que servirá si destruimos al planeta?

Alguien sabe que podemos hacer??

Posted by Adriana (Mexico) July 15, 10 03:37 PM

we the people, no, we the human race need to do something about this. it is clear that BP or Obama wont, either because of political/monetary interests or because they are useless.

Posted by Anonymous July 15, 10 05:01 PM

I know a geothermal engineer who has struggled for years trying to get energy from vocanoes. The hot water generated by these volcanoes could bring a clean energy source to the world yet one investment manager out of NYC has done everything to stop him. Why? He wants control over this engineers new start up business. This Jewish financier has stalled out any forward movement due to his own personal greed and need for power and control. How sad to see one person is stopping a clean power source that can bring competition to old non-eco-friendly power sources and help millions in the process.

Personal greed is what will do us in, in the end.

Posted by Cheryld9690 July 16, 10 02:08 PM

LA VERDAD no hay palabras para describir el dolor que se siente no poder hacer nada, y quedarnos callados ya que son mas poderosos que nosotros.

pero igual es nuestro planeta y nuestro porque aqui estoy tambien, si alguien tiene alguna idea de como ayudar a que esto se acabe comuniquenlo para ser agentes de accion no solo de observacion.

Posted by lily July 16, 10 02:13 PM

Ahora, ¿quienes son los brutos, bárbaros, incivilizados y asesinos ?
¿Son los paises de 1° mundo, que progresan sin preveer estos accidentes en sus fábricas de dinero?

Posted by Anonymous July 17, 10 11:42 AM

We do not respect Nature enough, She will punish us sooner or later...

Posted by Kostas Kalaitzoglou July 17, 10 03:49 PM

Thank you MR. FORD your dream comes true ONE GASOLINE CAR PER FAMILY IN AMERICA...but you fail because 2010 America's Families need at least 4-5 we are dependent of PETROLEUM even more...what a sad images. Now what can we, as American can do with all FORD, HONDAS, etc..?. We need to help this catastrophe in OUR OCEAN.

Posted by Javier Jaramillo July 18, 10 03:38 AM

Esta es una prueba que la corrupción y/o los gerentes sin escrúpulos que se autolavan el cerebro para creer que su trabajo es el mejor en este tipo de empresas hacen que documentos de evaluación de riesgos de operación salgan con porcentajes ridículos indicando que sus actividades no son riesgosas o no representan el impacto real de una falla ante el planeta.

Esperamos que las autoridades estado unidenses tomen bien en serio esta investigación y hagan caer a todos los petroleros corruptos desde el propio Bush y sus amigos; así mismo, esperamos que todos las autoridades latinoamericanas concienticen que no pueden ser corruptos ante este tipo de actividades o similares, y deben estudiar a fondo los riesgos que involucran esas actividades.


Posted by Dino Castillo July 18, 10 06:40 PM

Tothom qui fa servir vehicles amb combustibles fòsils es corresponsable d'aquesta tragèdia, ja que si ens neguessim a comprarne no hauria pasat, ja podem dir adeu al món... siem realistes

Posted by Joan C Warness July 18, 10 06:41 PM

¿Esto es desarrollo?¿para esto se adueñan de suelo que la naturaleza nunca les dio como propiedad?. ¿Para esto en el agua y la tierra?¿Para seguir adelante destruyendo y matando gente diciendo que los indígenas son estúpidos por aferrarse al absurdo de que la tierra es nuestra hermana?, muy bien.

Posted by Anonymous July 18, 10 08:26 PM

We are just a quantun in the evolutionary history. This will be diluted in few years and in a quarter of century anybody will remember it.

Do not worry babies, be happy because the life extend...

Best regards.

Posted by John McAguille July 18, 10 09:06 PM

Terrible mess. The USA government is responsible for not regulating the oil industry. BLAME the government, not the oil companies. They were working within the law.
Capitalistic governments cater to large corporations...that is the problem.
USA = GREED. In the end, the USA is a nation of greedy self serving morons who will increase profits at any cost, even destroying our environment.

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Posted by Anonymous July 19, 10 09:38 AM

hola soy de argentina y es lamentable que los animales sufran la consecuencias de la mala accion de algunos hombres que ganan fortunas a consecuencias de la naturaleza. y a esa personas habrian que mandalas a nadar en el desastre que ellos ocasionaron y luego prenderle fuego.
Y despues nos quejamos que la naturaleza se ensaña con nosotros NO SERA QUE NOSOTROS NOS ENSAÑAMOS CON ELLA?????? mi gran apoyo a todo el estado de MEXICO......!!!!!
buenooooooo saludo para todos chaoooo

Posted by Carlos B. July 19, 10 11:39 PM

Es muy desafortunado que el ser humano solo piense en el disfrute del momento, en acumular dinero a costa de los demas, sin pensar en las consecuencias que esto nos acarrea a todos los seres vivos. NOS ESTAMOS ACABANDO NUESTRO PLANETA, y lo peor es que los efectos no se vislumbran a miles de años, ya estan AQUI Y AHORA. NO se vale que un error de estas dimensiones se arregle con un UPS!! DISCULPEN, ya es hora de ver por todos, por el bien comun.

Posted by RITA July 20, 10 02:32 PM

End this sh*t...legalize free energy.
give funding to these projects, Rodin Coil, Solanol, Teslas stolen bluprints by the CIA for running off of the Ionosphere, Electromagnetic Selfperpetuating Motors(can be found on youtube)

Posted by X July 20, 10 06:59 PM

can't help thinking what good causes the $20 billion reserve put up by BP could have been put to had this disaster not happened... its selling $7 billion in assets to raise funds but had a few billion in spare change which could have assisted people in need around the world

Posted by Sue M July 21, 10 12:38 AM

Me duele ver Que La Ambición El y Poder, PUEDE mas Que La Vida y la Naturaleza , talves no de se de "Grandes Cifras de Dinero y de Petróleo", Pero en mi humilde opinión es ESTO verdadero caos y la causa es El Hombre, todos, Dios Ayudanos Porque De Verdad no sabemos Lo Que HACEMOS ....

Posted by Ale Aviles July 21, 10 11:05 AM

¿Qué necesitamos como seres humanos para detener tanta destrucción? ¿qué desastre sera lo suficientemente grave para hacer algo? lo terrible ante estas preguntas es sospechar que somos capaces de permitir la destrucion de nuestro planeta y exista un detonante que nos una para ser mejores seres humanos. Si alguien sabe la respuesta por favor que la diga pues es URGENTE que nos miremos como lo que somos seres humanos viviendo en el mismo planeta.

Posted by Pablo Salas Cobos July 21, 10 11:26 AM

Se pasan de verdad, cuando llegue a Mexico la mancha de los Britanicos y estaunidenses aqui no va pasar nada como siempre, ya saben como se arreglan aqui nuestros muy "queridos" gobernantes

Posted by German July 21, 10 11:40 AM

Esto es realmente triste.....

Posted by Adrian July 21, 10 02:52 PM

Nuestro planeta es un organismo viviente que sufre, se convulsiona y reacciona ante tanta destrucción. Las grandes potencias que han explotado los recursos naturales sin medida aún fuera de sus propios países y que se creen dueñas del mundo, estan empezando a sufrir las consecuencias de sus actos y les espera mucho dolor por el daño que le han hecho al planeta, especialmente EU que ha metido sus narices por todo el mundo, adueñandose de la riqueza que no les corresponde, destruyendo todo lo que se les pone a su paso para saciar su ansia de poder y enriquecimiento de unos cuantos ambiciosos que no saben aún lo que les espera. Posiblemente la ley de los hombres nunca los alcance, pero hay una ley superior de la cual nadie se escapa, "LA SIEMBRA ES LIBRE Y LA COSECHA ES OBLIGATORIA" aquí o en otra parte, van a recibir lo que merecen, no un castigo divino, simplemente el efecto de sus malas acciones contra la madre naturaleza.

Posted by ET July 22, 10 01:04 AM

Es una pena ver este tipo de acontecimientos, que daña al mundo entero y por si fuera poco queda inpune la avaricia de algunos cuantos en tener más poder, los Norte Americanos avariciosos como siempre todo lo qué tocan es muerte, ya basta con este abuso Americano, pero mi cosuelo es qué existe un Dios todo poderoso qué lo ve todo y le da tristeza ver qué lo qué Dios hizo para nosotros como él mar,la flora,la fauna etc.........
sea destruida por ellos, como si ellos lo hubieran creado, desafortunadamente nunca van a cambiar lo gringos,y cuando cambien sera mentira, porque vendra el antiCristo de ese pais qué es la ramera,y vendra a querer poner paz, pero sorpresa vendra a destruir cada día más
lo bueno de esto qué Jesucristo derrotará al Demonio y lo atara por siempre Amen. Arrepientanse Norte Americanos qué ya no tarda la llegada de Dios de nuevo a esta tierra y dice la palabra del SEÑOR TODO OJO ME VERA AMEN..............ALELUYA, GLORIA A DIOS EN LAS ALTURAS............ALELUYA

Posted by Juan Francisco Ramos Dávila July 22, 10 09:29 AM

Esto es algo impresionante y no puedo evitar derramar una lagrima por todas las vidas de los animalitos por nuestro mar, SOMOS UN MUNDO, debemos estar juntos, esto es inhumano ojala y Dios nos perdone porque no veo como destruimos todo lo qe es de nosotros es horrible.

Posted by Mayo Meza Trejo July 22, 10 10:33 AM

plz hlp :(

Posted by E. tucker July 22, 10 10:57 AM

No hay mayos tristeza, ver esas imágenes, ver como los mas poderosos, los mas civilizados, tecnología de punta, (según ellos) no puedan parar ese desastre, ya que como siempre los inocentes son los paganos de esos errores en este caso la toda VIDA ANIMAL Y POR QUE NO LA HUMANA, tienen que pagar con su vida #$%%&&/?.
Y esto es una muestra de lo que no se puede ocultar, pero han hecho tantas más que nadie puede evitarlo GUERRAS, ARMAS QUIMICAS, DISCRIMINACIÓN, pobre de nuestro planeta se lo estan acabando cuanto tiempo mas durara.

Posted by julio July 22, 10 04:01 PM

I think its not the oil companie's fault, everyone uses petrol.
Why should then the oil companie pay, because they profit from it?
I don't know. Should they pay or should they not profit from it, or neither?

Posted by Jordan July 23, 10 02:52 AM

It's so sad that the irresponsability of government people cause this kind of destruction. I am not talking about this government.... I am talking about all governments where the people who is supposed to take care of our country, only care about their own pockets. It is a shame, indeed.

Y pense que solamente en Sudamerica habia corrupcion.... que equivocacion! Increible.... la falta de etica y valores morales que impera en el mundo...

Posted by Anonymous July 23, 10 09:16 AM

Definitivamente Con Esto Tenemos Evidencia Que el Pais supuestamante Mas Desarrollado en Tenologia de Todo Tipo - ( EEUU) No Son Nada, Pues si Ellos No han Podido detener Un Simple Derrame de Petroleo Mucho Menos Pensaran Que Estos Burocratas LLeguen A Marte supuestamente para crear adelantos y beneficios para la humanidad, Queda Comprobado que sus metodo y tecnologias No sirven para nada Ante este Simple Hecho Que es Una Desgracia para la Humanidad y Una Bomba Suicida Para El Ecosistema Marino Y Sud-Adyacentes.--... Antonio Garcia de VENEZUELA--

Posted by Antonio Garcia July 23, 10 09:19 AM

Es muy triste ver como los humanos podemos destruir en poco tiempo lo maravilloso que la naturaleza nos da sin pedir nada a cambio. Debemos ser mas concientes para valorar nuestra casa y cuidarla, porque es de todos y si no lo hacemos, despues no nos quejemos. Hay tanta gente tan inconsiente, que tira basura, desperdicia el agua, no cuida a los animales, a las plantas que solo les interesa el $$$$. Por favor piensen con su cerebro, o lo poco que tienen !!!!!! Estoy enojadisima, no es posible tantas burradas (con perdon al burro). Saludos. Mom

Posted by Mom July 23, 10 11:42 PM

donde esta BP,tienen que pagar por todos los daños,es mas deberian cerrar esa compañia de MIERDA, por el daño que le causo a todo el planeta,OBAMA toma medidas SERIAS, comienza a cumplir cerrando guantanamo, sacando las tropas de Irak y Afaganistan ,mira que al 2010 le quedan pocos meses y dijistes que a finales de este año no habria soldados en ninguno d esos paises ( lo dijistes en campaña: cumplelo)

Posted by francisco July 24, 10 12:12 AM

I am sorry for human .

Posted by hajibashi July 24, 10 02:48 AM

salvemos al golfo!

Posted by sergio ruiz July 24, 10 03:16 AM

Yo no soy quien para emitir un juicio apropiado pero si se que el mas elemental sentido comun muestra que esto es un crimen, no a unas personas o a un estado o aun pais , es un crimen en contra de toda la humanidad , por que a todos nos afectara tarde que temprano.
Poco a poco estamos cavando la tumba donde pereceremos todos y solo por que unos cuantos aun no estan satisfechos con el dinero que tienen, y que aun no se han dado cuenta que el dinero no se come, que el dinero no embellece como nuestras playas , que el dinero no no es salud ni es vida.

Posted by Fidel Becerra G July 24, 10 11:01 AM


Posted by GIAN FRANCO ANGELLI July 25, 10 11:29 AM

No más petróleo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Shark July 25, 10 04:04 PM


Posted by RAMIRO RAMIREZ MORENO July 25, 10 05:24 PM

En cuanto a lo que esta sucediendo con el derrame petrolero en el Golfo de México,lo que nos esta dando a demostrar es que el afán de lucro de las compañías petroleras priva sobre la conservación de nuestro medio ambiente de nuestro planeta ,aquí se evidencio un tremendo daño ecológico a todo el ecosistema marino y su entorno con las fatales efectos observados y daños a la fauna marina,sin duda esto traerá consecuencias futuras ,las compañías deberían y el gobierno imperialista de estados unidos ser mas conscientes del daño hecho con sus actos a la humanidad en general
ya paren hijos de su puta madre. Es un verdadero desastre ecológico.

Posted by EFRAIN ALVAREZ July 26, 10 11:05 AM

Y nosotros como mexicanos. INDIFERENTES ante esto
NO ES POSIBLE, esa pasividad es la que estamos heredando
a las próximas Generaciones, PERMITIR QUE UN PAÍS
nos pisotee, NO SOLO COMO PAÍS, al mundo, porque
ESA CONTAMINACIÓN, no solo afectará a nostros como mexicanoss
la BP, es una Cía de....#""¡?=))))),

Posted by Ines Zepeda July 27, 10 03:52 PM

Why you all don´t stop using your cars ?? Get a bike, use a public transportation and walk, it is good for your life and you will be doing something to help the planet.

Posted by Claudio July 27, 10 06:17 PM

God forgive them because I cant.

Posted by Mir July 27, 10 08:33 PM

¡¡Es la gota que derramó el vaso!! Fin del Patriarcado, toca el turno a las Mujeres...
Alto al vértigo de la velocidad... Alto a la necesidad de "Pasearse y mecerse" en auto...
Tomemos Conciencia de que "El transformar Energía" altera la Ecología. Tomemos Conciencia de que Estamos disponiendo de la "Calidad de Vida de nuestros Nietos" ¿Qué les vamos a dejar?

Posted by Antagon July 29, 10 10:05 PM

No puede ser posible que nos consideremos seres racionales cuando suceden este tipo de actos que dañan a las especies que no tienen otra alternativa de vida que el mar.

Para mi esto debería de castigarse muy severamente, pues NO es más asesino aquel que mata con un arma que el que lo hace de esta manera.

Posted by Jesús Raymundo Bello Pérez July 29, 10 11:43 PM

De mens is bezig met zelfvernietiging door hebzucht en gewin, dit mag zo niet doorgaan. De mens bouwt de toren van Babel in het Sodom en Gomorra.

Posted by Cornelis J. van der Doef July 30, 10 03:53 AM


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Posted by COCO SANCHEZ August 3, 10 02:44 PM

El planeta se extingue ante nuestros ojos ... y en verdad parecemos ciegos porque no hacemos nada por parar todo esto !!! Si el confort de las personas se basa en la destrucción del planeta ... pues creo que como sociedad estamos equivocados. Al parecer las sociedades pobres son las que mejor cuidan los recursos y protegen mejor al planeta ... entonces creo que los que deben cambiar radicalmente para lograr sobrevivir a largo plazo en este planeta son todas las personas ricas y poderosas que basan la mayor parte de su fortuna en la destrucción del planeta.

¿¿¿ Lograremos persistir a largo plazo sobre este planeta ???

Yo creo que como vivimos en la actualidad, con todas esas comodidades que se basan en destrucción y contaminación ... NOOO !!!


Suerte para todos !!!

Posted by Elisa MC August 4, 10 02:37 PM

respect your mother earth !!!

Posted by tri cahyono August 5, 10 10:49 PM
762. anybody there?? Have a look outside; there's this black sludge all over your beautifully manicured lawn and in your pool, and your poodle and kitty are, well, I couldn't recognize them. And you might have trouble getting to the supermarket; the roads are all slick and slippery but if you have to go, I wouldn't wear your Gucci shoes.

Posted by Jack August 8, 10 02:42 PM

Esto que hicieron con el mar no tiene nombre, ni conciencia por la nauraleza, esto es un crimen que debe ser castigado....

Posted by Angel Santiago Cruz August 10, 10 12:09 AM

al menos los estan limpiando no?

Posted by julie August 10, 10 10:23 AM


Posted by Rafael Cortés S. August 15, 10 05:54 PM

This is so terribly sad! The birds and animal life make me cry.
I'm so happy there are volunteers to clean them up.

Posted by Geraldine Himmelsbach August 18, 10 10:21 PM


Posted by ›€Ìm a d e--- IN HEVENT August 19, 10 02:14 AM

No puedo creerlo viendo estas imagenes lo unico que me proboca es coraje y rabia hacia la gente responsable, pero que tal los pen... estan preocupados por tantas estupideces y dejan a un lado lo realmente impo....Se de un libro bueniiiiisimo que recomiendo mucho se llama CHEMA EL PLANETA TIERRA es sobre todos los desastres naturales que hay y como poder ayudar o porq se hacen algunos es muy bueno lo recomiendo


Posted by barbie August 19, 10 07:14 PM

weary nice

Posted by Anonymous August 21, 10 08:31 AM

Voilà ce que vous faites de notre monde pour du fric !

Posted by kitana August 30, 10 03:22 AM

very nice??????? kill me I dont want be a human no more!!!!

Posted by Bart August 31, 10 05:04 AM


Posted by Anonymous August 31, 10 11:15 AM

It is so very sad. First the original BP spill, now I just heard that another rig has exploded in the Gulf. I hope no one was hurt this time.

Posted by Sonny Bynd September 3, 10 11:03 AM

La situación es muy crítica. Por lo que yo he leído esto puede llegar a ser el fin de la humanidad. Si todo el gas metano que contiene ese pozo llega a explotar, allí si va a ser una especie de "ecatombe".

Mi consejo más sincero: abrele tu corazón a Cristo, antes de que sea demasiado tarde!

Posted by R.M. Godoy September 11, 10 10:58 PM

this is a man made desaster which will take years to clean and effect bussiness and the fishing indstry our world revolves around money and oil
not wild life and forest things that got us were we are to day

Posted by Anonymous September 16, 10 07:44 AM

Development is good but not against the nature......!

Posted by DEEP October 2, 10 02:48 AM

que triste que lo que Dios nos da no lo sepamos cuidar como es posible que una empresa tan grande y comercial como esa no tenga llaves para cortar el flujo minimo cada 10 metros de la distancia de la tubería. no es posible...

Posted by Yorleny October 11, 10 07:02 PM

Наткнулся на данную новость ненароком. Но я счастлив. Статья очень понравилась. Интересно было прочитать:)

Posted by Annedia November 20, 10 12:10 AM


Posted by Anonymous December 3, 10 08:47 PM

I was really sad because that was really sad.I was crying when i saw thoose pitctures

Posted by Anonymous December 8, 10 12:59 PM

it is so difficult for the wild life and human life

Posted by Mohammed Attia February 14, 11 01:38 AM

this is very sad i'm crying as we speak. these poof defenseless animals are the ones who are suffering and dying:((((

Posted by cindy reyes February 16, 11 01:49 PM
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