Ladies & Germs – this is the Big’un we’ve been told about. Palin + Crew might be right in this instance – here is the “End-of-Times!”
If they blast into the mantle at 5,000 feet below the surface of the sea, the entire oil reservoir (estimated as the second largest on the face of the earth) – will blow such a wad of hydrocarbons into our world it will be unimaginable.
Remember, the extinction of the dinosaurs that occurred 65-million years ago was caused by an asteroid that literally slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula – which borders the Gulf of Mexico. That changed the entire planet instantly, forever.
The straight dope:
200,000 gallons of oil are leaking each day (not just the 5,000 as thought just a few days ago).
The fallen oil rig rests right over the hole in the mantle where the leaking oil is spewing forth.
The solution, the fix for a problem of this magnitude has never even been on the drawing board.
The only real solution is an explosion – a big one – such as a nuclear charge – to stop the gushing oil. The chances of a “perfect” explosion are nill and the more likely event in such an instance is a massive cracking of the earth’s mantle (a quarter-mile across) turning the current gusher into an “ocean” of oil spilling upwards from the earth’s crust!
Sweet dreams! I’d advise folks to follow this news event – DAY-BY-DAY. Neither BP Oil or the White House or anyone else for that matter has any real solutions!