The year…probably 2011, the location… the Atlantic Basin. Marine life?…completely gone. In 2010, while the rest of the world slept, BP and the US destroyed our oceans.
If it hadn’t been enough dealing with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the ensuing nanomerization of plastic that is killing marine life, now we have to deal also with the Big Oceanic Oil Gunk.
A mix of incompetence, political ineptness, technical ignorance and wild cow-boy style (in truth we should say Victorian style, since we’re talking about a British firm) mining operations are bringing oceanic life to the brink of extinction. The Gulf spill is an international crisis not just an American problem. Instead of discussing how to punish Iran for its budding nuclear program, superpowers at the UN would do better discussing how to tap international expertise to stop this marine holocaust. Maybe we should ask the Iranians, they seem to know how to do it.