It should have been a no-brainer that quick eradication of months of erupting oil into the Gulf might still have some lingering impacts that is likely to threaten the health of wildlife, the Gulf, and the planet for well into the future.
New research confirms this, according the New York Times report:
If the country needs more jobs, lets hire some more oceanographers and marine biologists, and climate change specialists.
If oil is in plankton, then oil will work its way up the food chain to (gasp) the food we may be eating.
If oil is in plankton, isn't it possible that much of the ocean health and planet's health is going to be affected for some time to come?
The statements alluding to "75% of the oil being already gone" were irresponsible, whatever their source.
I don't know, nor does anyone know, for certain the causes of recent mega-fires in Russia and mega-floods in Pakistan, but clearly the health of the planet could use some greater attention.
I just received a survey from Gov. Tim Kaine regarding President Obama's performance and Democratic priorities. Of the 14 priorities listed, not one included "environmental health". (I returned the survey, putting this on the list and making it number #1.)
Fund-raising must be accompanied by real listening and better policy making.