Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Gulf Oil Mess

Okay, I have been watching this entire gulf oil disaster with fear, astonishment and dismay. My one commentary on it all is that, this situation reinforces my belief that we really can't place all of our trust in the government or corporations to look out for our best interests. We need to stop assuming that "Oh it exists, so it must be safe" or "Oh, it's on the market, so it must be safe" and start asking more questions about everything. How is this made? Where was this made? What was this made of? What is impacted in the creation of this product, service? How is this regulated? Is this regulated? What is the worst case scenario and contingency plan? What do I need to do to protect myself and my community? How prepared am I for an emergency situation? (see Haiti and New Orleans).

I will be researching ways for us to get involved in advocating for safer practices in operations that involve our precious natural resources and post them on this site. We need to realize that God designed the oceans, lakes, trees, birds, frogs, insects, wetlands, etc, to all serve a purpose that keeps the earth operating harmoniously and our lives in balance, so we should pay more attention to how business interests impact that delicate balance. We can't just be clueless and let greed (which we rarely benefit from) destroy our environment, we need to pay attention and let our representatives and business interests know that we care.

4 comments:

ChocolateOrchid said...

I'm in full agreement with you. I look forward to your posts on this.

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ElleX said...

I share your fear. It's unfortunate that some of us are blind to the beauty and importance of nature.

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