Monday, June 28, 2010

BP Sucks!!!

The following is the content of an e-mail, "A Comment from An Engineer" that a friend had forwarded to me. It appears to be an excerpt of a person's call-in to a radio talk show discussing the BP oil disaster. The e-mail does not reveal the identity of this engineer and he/she probably chose to remain anonymous anyways to protect himself, so I have no way of verifying his/her credibility as a source, nor the accuracy of some of his/her calculations. But what I can say is, is that his/her comment is definitely SOBERING:

"Heard you mention the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, and you (and most everyone else except maybe US talk show host George Noory) are totally missing the boat on how big and bad a disaster this is.

First fact, the original estimate was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week!

I'm an engineer with 25 years of experience. I've worked on some big projects with big machines. Maybe that's why this mess is so clear to me.

First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. Well, this time they hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. Take a moment to grasp the import of that. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it.

When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole some 5,000 feet under the ocean.

Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor, 5,000 feet down with a wrecked oil drilling rig sitting on top of is spewing 200,000 barrels of oil a day into the ocean. Take a moment and consider that, will you!

First they have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? That operation alone would take years and hundreds of millions to accomplish. Then, how do you cap that hole in the muddy ocean floor? There just is no way. No way.

On the longer-term side of things, there are signs that this largest oil drilling catastrophe could also become the worst natural gas and climate disaster. The explosion has released tremendous amounts of methane from deep in the ocean, and research shows that methane, when mixed with air, is the most powerful (read: terrible) greenhouse gas — 26 times worse than carbon-dioxide. Our warming planet just got a lot hotter.

The only piece of human technology that might address this is a nuclear bomb. I'm not kidding. If they put a nuke down there in the right spot it might seal up the hole. Nothing short of that will work.

If we can't cap that hole that oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?

We're so used to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big of a reservoir of oil is down there.

Not to mention that the oceans are critical to maintaining the proper oxygen level in the atmosphere for human life.

Unless God steps in and fixes this. No human can. You can be sure of that!"

You see, the problem with BP is that they've exhausted all of their knowledge building the massive oil rig in order to continue to not just tap but exploit the earth's resources and reach their ultimate selfish and greedy goal of amassing more and more wealth. What they failed to do is come up with a contingency plan or at least one, that is, that could address and contain an emergency of the same magnitude as of the one that is frighteningly happening as I write! They have irresponsibly overlooked that part, but worst of all, they and the politicians have been conspiringly glossing over the gravity of the situation. No, things are not OK as they are trying to lead us to believe!

In his conclusion, the engineer humbly acknowledged that it is way beyond human capability to fix this problem, and that God needs to intervene and soon! This in turn, brought to my mind the reassurance given to mankind in the Bible book of Revelation 11:18 that God will "...bring to ruin those ruining the earth." So guys, take heart!

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