This is What Enivronmental Disaster Looks Like (IV)

rsz_ostrich.jpgThe folks at Miami-Dade County government have a web page on Deepwater Horizon Response. Do they get a point for being proactive? Or do they lose one for their rather rosy crystal ball:

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is not expected to impact Miami-Dade's beaches or fishing industry, and it is unclear if it ever will.

Perhaps they mean “The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is not expected to impact Miami-Dade's beaches or fishing industry yet, and it is unclear if it ever will”?

Or are they maybe just a little concerned about a major local industry:

We continue to welcome residents and visitors and remain one of the world's top beach destinations.

Or, who knows, maybe they are right? While a few days ago the headline was Dread as oil spill enters current flowing to South Florida, yesterday it was Loop Current destabilizes, lowering threat to Florida — for now.

Unfortunately, for now the best sub-head seems to be 'Impossible to predict'….except that wherever this huge mass of oil goes it will take a very long time to clean up, and even longer to overcome its effects.

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2 Responses to This is What Enivronmental Disaster Looks Like (IV)

  1. Tim says:

    I hope we could do something to save our environment. Even those oil spills anywhere cause us, human beings, are greatly affected with this environmental issue.tim @ timberland

  2. Brautigan says:

    I find it very difficult to believe that the Keys and the barrier reef will not suffer enormous impact for a very long time. This is an ecosystem that is already hanging on only by the thinnest of threads.

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