perspective

perspective in space:

when we look at something from a far distance it looks smaller

as though it occupied less space

likewise, in time:

something that happened a long time ago looks briefer

as though it occupied less time

the oil volcano in perspective:

usans use 20 million barrels of oil every day

the deepwater reservoir holds 50 million barrels of oil

give-or-take infinity ∞

because oil can seep in from other formations

so far (17 June 2010)

captured by BP: 150,000 barrels

leaked into the gulf: 2 million barrels

oil mopped up?

and disposed of how?

not in the landfill, we hope!

time and effort wasted on useless booms?

barrels of toxic dispersant spewed?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: