A bitch still remembers watching the horror of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on television.
It was hard to watch…I have a hard time watching animals suffer and images of birds covered in oil were beyond disturbing for me.
I don’t remember the Three Mile Island drama, but I sure as shit remember Chernobyl. We watched that drama unfold in the pre-internet days…slowly learning that things were not under control and that the politics of the Cold War were making it hard to find out just how not okay things actually were.
The damage to people and the environment is still unfolding.
There have been many accidents in the quest for fuel and energy…and the environment isn’t the only victim. Sometimes I think that people forget that we live in the environment…that humans are animals too…that shit doesn’t happen separate from us and the shit that does happen will touch us.
Now we have a disaster of yet to be determined proportions off the Gulf Shore.
An accident…a fire…the tragic loss of life…and the oil spill…and then a leak that now threatens the environment.
Off shore is now on the shore…big time.