Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A predictable and stupid article -- New Orleans: The toxic timebomb

Contaminated waters threaten an environmental disaster

reads the sub-headline in The Independent.

This typically gloomy environmental-whacko article says:

"The full extent of the danger is unknown and unknowable, but the polluted waters are known to contain human and animal waste, the bodies of people and animals, household effluence, and chemical and petrochemical toxins from the refineries that dot the Gulf coast in and around New Orleans."

""We're talking about a mass of decomposing dead bodies and animals. This is going to produce a horrible festering of unknown consequences," said Harold Zeliger, a chemical toxicologist and independent consultant based in New York State."
""We're looking conceivably at zero-dissolved oxygen, which will lead to the death of fish and other organisms," Dr Zeliger said. "If the migratory birds who pass through the area find any fish to eat, they will be contaminated so the birds will start dying in large quantities ... Reptiles and snakes are going to be driven out of their nests and habitats, which has implications for human safety. We're going to see water moccasins [a highly venomous snake], which are nasty critters, and alligators threatening people.""
Gee, the experts don't know what will happen? Seems from this article, they 'know' it's going to be really, really, REALLY, bad though.

Let me, a humble observer of past history, tell you what will happen.

Nature will clean it all up!

As far as cleaning up dead bodies and animal waste, that's what nature does 24/7.

As far as cleaning up "household effluence and chemical and petrochemical toxins from the refineries that dot the Gulf coast in and around New Orleans", not to worry here either. Remember the massive oil fires set by Saddam Hussein's retreating armies in Kuwait that were going to poison our planet for years, decades, centuries or forever? They were nothing for nature to handle. Remember the Valdez oil spill? Nothing more than baby doo doo for Mother Nature. Name an environmental disaster that Mother earth did not handle.

Therefore, a memo to enviromentalist scare-monkeys: Rest your sphincters about the dirty water, you can't do anything about it anyway. It will be cleansed. Instead, do something worthwhile: Join others in helping the victims.

2 comments:

squatlow said...

rest your sphincters! mommy says that all the time. so that is where she got it from. anyway, this is a really good artical. it makes a good point too. a kind at school calls me a tree huger, but he does not know what it is. he does not like George Bush either. i asked him why and he said i dont know typical. all of my liberial friends dont know why they dont like him either. it is really funny

squatlow said...

rest your sphincters! mommy says that all the time. so that is where she got it from. anyway, this is a really good artical. it makes a good point too. a kind at school calls me a tree huger, but he does not know what it is. he does not like George Bush either. i asked him why and he said i dont know typical. all of my liberial friends dont know why they dont like him either. it is really funny

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