The Gulf Oil Spill –Should the World be Concerned?

By A. True Ott, PhD

” forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. If we go on the way we We have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.”----- Jacques Yves Cousteau “n tes c n a g l o n e , n as it were a great mountain BURNING WITH FIRE was A d h eo d n e su d d a d cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became BLOOD; and the third part of the creatrs h hw r i tes a a dh dl , i . -- Holy Bible, KJV, Revelations, 8:8-9 ue w i ee n h e , n a i d d” c f e e

“U NN MO N AN ” B R IG U T I?

“E BC MIGBO D ” SA EO N L O ?

I te“ u Ol plt l ac ts o h “f ii l rp ro s –or is the so-c ld“ c n o s h G l i i r y aa t p e o Bbc Po ot n ” f S l u ” r la i ae Ma o d l We Bo o tj t s l“p e -b mp –ami t i o v n n et tew r ’ o ea e o l l u”u a ma s e d u ” l w s l n e n n e i c o h ols v rl c u c e d l system? I submit that it could well be both. It all depends on the chain of events during the next 30-60 days. Will the ruptured hole be repaired and sealed, or will it expand and grow? T esu t ni teG li e t me d ea dc mp xwt ma yu s e v r b s A “ra h i ai n h u s x e l i n o l i t o f r y r e h n n e n ai l . ge t ae a a s ” fh su t nh sb e p s do J fR n e w b i yaw i r a d“H ” n l i o te i ai a e n o t n ef e s ’ e seb ys t o e s t re n me S R – t who accurately sums the problem up very well. There is perhaps, a “05 ” h n ea b s ta 5 /0 c a c t e th t the relief well efforts will be successful. Of course, we should all hope and pray for the best. A wise man, however, needs t s r u l a k “ a i ” Wh ti ti b a trfs s t b o ei s s Wh t f o y ? a f h e s eu e o e s h re s d a dte“o i oh l e p n sgeometrically? As “H ” re : “ beyond our an se , n h h l n e” x a d e t l S R w i s It's t control as regular citizens really...we ALL should be screaming at our leaders that we do realize the consequences and to take this seriously...and I mean like War footing seriously, because it could get that bad....we can and should be aware of the historic nature of this thing because it IS being downplayed in the media...it could create mass panic if people really knew..and it still might if it does blow apart because there won't be any booms, any sucker hats or tubes or anything else that is going to do jack shit to stop it...it'll be like trying to blow a tidal wave away with a soda straw and everyone become well aware of just how weak and puny Man is compared to the forces of nature. If the well does cut loose? we

are talking thousands and thousands of square miles of toxic crud....I'm not even sure the well drilling rigs would even be able to operate in the area...a massive rush of gas can sink ships...the gas is not breathable and it's Explosive too...One thunder storm comes by and a lightning strike?....BOOM...I'm sure the men working there realize they are probably in one the most hazardous work zones they have ever been in...I don't think it's an ELE or something of that order, but we don't need to be wiped out to be stuck enjoying a giant bowl of SUCK...for a very long time... O , oy uu d rtn tei lai sn w T i i n od ay“is i. It l h ste k d o n es d h mpc t n o ? h s o ri r o pl tr y a h a i o s n l l ” u potential to impact the entire world in a VERY NEGATIVE WAY! As the venerable Jacques Cousteau warned, we cannot destroy the ocean, because if we do –w d s o tev r “ e e e t y h ey l r i f cc s o te p n tie .C u ta s o l k o – h w s te w r ’ pe yl ” f h l e t l o s u h u e a sf e d nw e a h ols r-eminent d o e n ga h rF l ,h “ ae cc ” fh o e n a dtel cc o ti a z gp n t c a o rp e! o s te w tr yl o te c a s n h i yl fh ma i l e k e f e e s n a are truly one. It is like a gigantic chain of dominoes. As an uncontrolled deep plume of toxic oil a dg se tr tew r “ o c r n” t a ii h h p sieta “/ o tew r ’ n a nes h am l p ur t s e m,ts i l o s l h t 13 f h ols o e r gy b d o e n ” o l b rn ee v i o a l –beginning with the plankton that travels te“ o c a s c u e e d rd o f l i d d lf e h lp o c r n” ur t e .

T i1 4 ma a c rtld p t tema r c a “ o c r n” n i e b a df w (h w h 9 3 p cuae e is h s y c j o e n l p ur ta d t b s n l s s o n o o e s o on the map as orange lines, fittingly enough). Much like the blood flow of the human body, the w r ’ o e n ae c n tnl c c l i the globe. Cousteau understood and warned ols c a s r o s t i u t d a y r a ng constantly that once a massive content of contaminants (such as crude oil or gas) ever entered te“ o ”l a w k o ic u c a g da tay Ia b g swt tel l “l k n h l p,i s e n w t o l h n e rmai l.t l e i i h o y p n t ” o f e d cl l n h w a o stream that flows a dgo s i te“ o ” n rw wt h l p. h o Plankton, as Cousteau and other scientists have verified, is literally the basis of all life on this p n t Iil rl temo t ri ln o tew r ’fo c a .E e tel g s ma l e. t i ay h a st l e s ci a lk n h ols o d h i v n h a e t mma o t i c d n r ln the planet –the whale –depends entirely on healthy blooms of plankton to survive. Moreover, plankton bloom cycles, combined with healthy ocean currents (and pH factors) determine the p n t w ah r atrs u ha “l i ” s e. l e’ e te p t n s c s E Nn a w l a s e o l Just as a healthy human body depends on correct and balanced pH levels, so too does the w r ’ o e n d p n o ab l c da dh a h p ra i . h p y a dz o l k n ols c a s e e d n d a ne n e ly H e d g T e ht n o p n t a t n o a o follows the pH levels in a balanced ecosystem scale. It is not hard to imagine what havoc a massive oil spill, entering i oa dc c l i teo e n “ o c r n” o l w e ko te n n i u t g h c a ’ l p ur t c u ra n h t r an s o e d f gep b l c sa o tew r ’o e n . r i H a n e c l fh ols c a s al a e d

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been studying the acidity of the sea for decades, and produced this map. The acid/alkaline balance of the ocean is not constant as it changes from place to place, from a low of 7.8 to a high of 8.2 (just like human blood as a matter of fact). Low pH (but still alkaline) is associated with upwelling areas of high productivity. In a given place, it is not constant either as it is higher at the end of the day compared with the end of the night (u lh afc H do e po e s sa d p oo y te i i “e l y s a s ng t f t y rg n rc se n h tsnh s n h a h ” e i es s t water). When human blood is contaminated with poison, it causes the pH balance to drop below critical levels, oxygen ceases to be carried in the lifeblood, and if not corrected soon, DEATH (i.e. the lack of oxygen) is the inevitable result. (Try injecting a mixture of crude oil and n trl a d e t i oteh ma b o s e m’ pi r atr s( eh ma “ o c r n” aua g s i cy n h u n l d t a s r y r i t u n l p ur t r l t o r ma ee h o e ) and see how quickly death occurs.) So, how does all this affect land ecosystems, one may ask? It is simply because the relative health of the oceans ultimately will determine the amount of rain and snow precipitation that blesses the land with food crops. Can you see how important healthy oceans are to all life on planet earth? Could oil spills make hurricanes more destructive, rains more torrential, and droughts more pronounced? What an outrageous thought, and most e tbs me t si tt w u s lh n “c nis o l ai e s” d likely scoff at the idea! However, let's follow the logic stream. In recent years, there have indeed been more hurricanes and stronger ones too. There have also been more torrential rains and massive flooding in America andtew r , e p etec n etdefr o te“r C r o h ol d s i h o c r d t e f t fh Amy op f os E g e r” n i es. n We know that all storms (low pressure ridges) hurricanes and typhoons are formed because the o e nw tr ams a dmo e wt te“urns w i i tr c a ae w r , n v s i h c r t h h n unallows more water volume to h e ” c evaporate more quickly, (a s g “ w pe s r r g s t fr . Wh n p n tn d s fr cui l n o rsue i e ” o om) d e lk a o i ,o e whatever reason, the water becomes much warmer, resulting in much greater water being evaporated, thus feeding storms such as hurricanes with more intense thermal energy.

O e n ga h r h v po e ta a“aua gas called dimethyl sulphide (DMS) is produced c a o rp es a e rv n h t n trl ” by decomposing plankton, and that the sea can quite suddenly become sick when plankton massively dies. This in turn greatly compounds the solar energy to these dead microbes, thereby suddenly producing more DMS in a downward spiral. This in turn makes more storm clouds, much more rapidly and with much bigger droplets. It is accepted fact that that when the s a l pc r nsaewarmed by only a few degrees, massive storm systems are the result. e’ o s o ur t r e This, at least to me, explains why the Gulf Coast has experienced more powerful hurricanes and increased volume of them in recent years. I understand that this sounds somewhat bizarre, but we can't dismiss this idea. Clearly, the planet's processes are interlinked, that much is certain. The diagram below shows how closely the DMS molecule resembles that of water, and its role in storm formation. Together with their negative and positive polarities, transparent water vapour molecules attach to the DMS molecule, forming water droplets. So DMS promotes cloud formation and heavier droplets, which of course in turn causes heavier rains and hurricanes. Cloud formation also cools the planet, thereby counteracting the warming effect of greenhouse gases –once again linked to decomposing plankton cycles as opposed to carbon emissions from cars and factories.

So, if this massive oil spill is not contained quickly, expect it to kill a tremendous amount of p n tna ic c l e te“ o c r n” I tr, x e tos eamak di l o d s u te lk a o s t i u ts h l p ur t n un e p c t e r a o e . re n u f e t cv fx r i storms, followed by years of drought and famine. As Cousteau warned, the GREED of the oilconsuming world may well ring the death knell for billions of people.

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