The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (April 2010) speaks for itself... As of this writing, the spill is increasing in size exponentially and it is sure to be one of the worst environmental disasters in United States history. The explosion resulted in the tragic loss of life and as the days unfold we will see the true extent of the ravage that oil can wreak on the environment.
It is generally agreed upon that oil production follows a bell curve. Oil is increasingly plentiful on the upslope of the bell curve, increasingly scarce and expensive on the down slope. The peak of the curve coincides with the point at which the oil has been 50 percent depleted. Therefore, oil will not just "run out" immediately but will become increasingly scarce. This is true whether we're talking about an individual field, a country, or on the planet as a whole. Many projections of Peak Oil have it within the past five years and once the peak is passed, oil…
Hurricanes and oil don’t mix... Nearly every hurricane in recent memory has caused some type of oil spillage. Does it make any sense to put rigs near Florida, a major "Hurricane Zone"?Don't we have enough to worry about when we get struck by a storm?  Case in point…Hurricane Katrina slammed into Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005, destroying 115 oil platforms, significantly damaging 52 more and setting adrift 19. More than 7 million gallons of petroleum products spilled, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. When you consider the onshore spills into that estimate, then the combined total spillage is over 9…
Drilling for oil off the coast of Florida is like buying eight track tapes in an iPad world.It is outdated.Our current renewable energy options are now advanced, sophisticated, clean, coming down in price, and safe.Over the next series of blog posts, I'll be reviewing four serious arguments to be made against drilling for oil off of Florida's Gulf Coast - they are sand, hurricanes, the bell curve, and tragic accidents. To begin.... Sand Florida’s number one economic asset is its beaches… Some of which have the finest, whitest sand and shells in the world. The beaches attract tourists who spend billions of…

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