04 June 2010

If It Was My Home

If the oil spill were near my home, it would envelop all of Connecticut, and reach from Boston to Albany to New Jersey and half way across Pennsylvania.



Use If It Was My Home to superimpose the spill on your part of the world - it will likely shock you and sadden you.

17 comments:

Amanda said...

I am ashamed that I am really burying my head in the sand. I cannot click on the links to the photos of the animals, I cannot stomach the seeming futility of it all. I've been unable to process how I feel and where my anger really belongs. Someone read a question from AdAge today that asked if, as people in the marketing sector, we would work in any capacity for BP now—I knew my answer was no, yet that feels wrong. I just doubt the ability to influence change there.
We have one car. We try to be sensitive to the world around us, I just wish I could do more.

FreshHell said...

I am already too shocked and saddened by this unbelievable tragedy. I guess I'm ignorant but it seems these things should have some kind of "off" switch. I am glad that drilling off Virginia has been cancelled for the foreseeable future but really, how are we, as a species, so fucking stupid? It just makes me crazy. I can't watch any news footage or look at any pictures of devestation because my imagination - and the reports I hear on NPR - are depressing me enough as it is.

Imperatrix said...

Riffing off (The !!Amazing!!) Randy Prescott of BP, "Meh, the mid-Atlantic states aren't the only place with people."

Here is something easy ANYONE can do (even those with their heads in the sand): Boycott BP. Really. That simple. Their bond rating has already gone down. And if you have Sunoco stations near you (sadly, they don't have a presence in Iowa), support them instead.

alejna said...

It is truly horrifying.

I am angry at BP, but know that they are not alone in their guilt. Pretty much all of the oil companies have bad track records.

I'm trying to renew/redouble my efforts to reduce my own family's dependency on petroleum, but I have a long way to go.

mayberry said...

It is so sad. Even my not-yet-kindergartner is asking daily "Did they fix it?" No, honey, not by a long shot.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Very enlightening. And sad.

Anjali said...

I still can't believe that this happened, that this continues to happen.

Rachel said...

Horrible. Just incredibly horrible. I looked at past and present homes, the most devastating of which would be in the Chicago suburbs with Lake Michigan affected.

rachel... said...

Like Amanda, I think I've been guilty of some head-burying, too. But I did this myself and was truly shocked. And sad. It's just so horrible.

Sarah said...

it is horrifying. did you see these pics?

http://bit.ly/c2jdm6

The Library Lady said...

22 billion gallons and counting. And I am being selfish and praying this oil doesn't effect the East Coast beaches I love.

If this doesn't force our politicians to do what they should have done a generation ago during the oil embargo,the Exxon Valdez and all the rest, nothing will.

Marinka said...

Oh, my. This is just so sad and tragic and maddening. Happy weekend!

Stimey said...

I don't know that I could be more shocked or saddened. It is just unfathomable what is happening in the gulf.

painted maypole said...

it is my home (at least for a little while longer)

Thank you.

kathy a. said...

horrifying. the map gadget is not quite right, in that this is happening in a bunch of water -- but if this happened in SF bay, it would be total destruction for all the surrounding areas.

Carol said...

Considering that the leak will likely keep leaking until mid-August, this is only the beginning of the spread. I think the entire Atlantic is going to feel the reverberations of this before it is through. Fish while you can, folks, fish while you can.

jo(e) said...

It's so horrifying.