Today marks Day 60 of the BP Oil Spill disaster and from what I have read there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. This is one of the worst ecological disasters in our history and the devastating effects of this oil spill will be felt for generations to come. I don’t understand why we are so dependant on fossil fuels when there are so many clean energy alternatives out there. We, as a global community, need to do something to end this disaster and prevent things like this from happening again. It is breaking my heart to see the animals suffering, their habitats dying and people of the Gulf Coast losing their livelihood. If you have any suggestions or links on ways we can get involved and help, please post in the comments below.
- The Environmental Defense Fund is urging US Citizens to write to their senators to stop the dependence on fossil fuels, and also has other great ideas and suggestions on What You Can Do to help.
- The Toronto Star wrote about Why a Gulf-Style Oil Spill would be even more devastating in Canadian waters – and there is a 40% chance of it happening. We cannot sit back and wait for this to be a Canadian reality. Something has to be done and done NOW!
- WWF has a petition that you can sign to Help Save Canada’s Arctic from Disaster. Please take 30 seconds to fill in your info and sign the petition. I’d love to know if you do sign it, so comment or email me.
- If you want to get involved in the clean up you can go to the Gulf Sea Grant site for info
- An article from the Tehran Times says that marine life are migrating away from the oil spill
- A photo gallery from Huffington Post shows the devastating effects of the oil spill
- ProPublica has the latest Gulf Oil Spill FAQ, updated as of June 15/10