Friday, December 3, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Dying Confirmed By Concerned Citizens for Florida

After the BP oil spill disaster Concerned Citizens of Florida (CCF), a large group consisting of scientists and engineer citizen activists, came together to get to the bottom of the extent of damage done to the Gulf of Mexico. 

CCF conducted the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference (International Citizens' Initiative) for the past seven months to obtain photos and examine evidence of the BP oil spill disaster.  The group has a blog Phoenix Rising From the Gulf which has been documenting the disaster outside the corporate media and BP spin machine.  

After reading through CCF's findings and other articles, I'm confident this Florida citizens group is trustworthy and the best source of REAL information we will ever have on the disaster and what it means to the future of our oceans and planet.

On December 1, 2010 the CCF has released its investigative findings in a special report entitled The Gulf of Mexico is Dying - A Special Report on the BP Oil Spill.   CCF member Dr. Tom Termotto opened the report with:
It is with deep regret that we publish this report.  We do not take this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching ramifications for the entire planet.  Truly, the fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind - Dr. Tom Termotto, The Gulf of Mexico is Dying - A Special Report on BP Oil Spill
Since I'm such a lay person at reading this report. I feel only comfortable with quoting from the sections of the report that I could really understand, and that how extremely serious and catastrophic the information is to the future of humanity.
After conducting the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months, we can now disseminate the following information with the authority and confidence of those who have thoroughly investigated a crime scene There are many research articles, investigative reports and penetrating exposes archived at the following website.  Particularly those posted from August through November provide a unique body of evidence, many with compelling photo-documentaries, which portray the true state of affairs at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

It’s not a pretty picture.

The various pictures, photos and diagrams that fill the many articles at the aforementioned website represent photo-evidence about the true state of affairs on the seafloor surrounding the Macondo Prospect in the Mississippi Canyon which is located in the Central Planning Area of the northern Gulf of Mexico.  The very dynamics of the dramatic changes and continuous evolution of the seafloor have been captured in ways that very few have ever seen.  These snapshots have given us a window of understanding into the true state of the underlying geological formations around the various wells drilled in the Macondo Prospect.

Although our many deductions may be difficult for the layperson to apprehend at first, to the trained eye these are but obvious conclusions which are simply the result of cause and effect.  In other words there is no dispute around the most serious geological changes which have occurred, and continue to occur, in the region around the Macondo wells.  The original predicament (an 87 day gushing well) was extremely serious, as grasped by the entire world, and the existing situation is only going to get progressively worse.

So, just what does this current picture look like.  Please click here to view the relevant diagrams and read the commentary.

Just how bad is this situation? There are actually three different ongoing disasters – each more grave and challenging than the previous one – which must be considered when assessing the awesome destruction to the GOM by the Oil & Gas Industry.

I.  A single gushing well at 70 – 100,000 barrels per day of hydrocarbon effluent for 87 days into the GOM at the Macondo Prospect along with two smaller rogue wells

II. Numerous leaks and seeps within five to ten square miles of the Macondo well with an aggregate outflow of an unknown amount of hydrocarbon effluent per day into the GOM

III.  Countless gushers and spills, leaks and seeps, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, where drilling has been conducted for many decades, with an aggregate outflow that can not even be estimated, but is well in excess of any guesstimate which would ensure the slow and steady demise of the GOM.

Because this is a long arduous report, I'm going to end here with the CCF's statement another report is following about other elements not addressed: 

There are two very significant topics, which have been not been discussed in this report, that beg for acknowledgement and further attention in light of the title:

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying.
Both of these problems are highly consequential and therefore merit separate papers in order to give them the treatment they deserve, if we are to understand why the GOM is slowly dying.  Until those papers are completed, we offer the following short summaries:

#1  The wanton and indiscriminate use of the dispersant, Corexit, turned an extremely serious disaster into an unmitigated catastrophe.

#2  The deeper the geological source of the hydrocarbons, the more radioactive isotopes present in the oil and gas.
That hydrocarbons pulled from the bowels of the earth have a scientifically verified radioactive component(s) is the dirty little secret of the Oil & Gas Industry.  So secret in fact that, if it were to get out, this knowledge alone would seal the fate of the entire industry.

Did you see the "radioactive" part? These Florida citizens are brave indeed considering their lives are most likely threatened by Big Oil mafia men for releasing the truth to the world over what they've done in the Gulf of Mexico.