The environmental disaster that seems to be never ending in the Gulf is leaving me feeling desperate and scared. The news yesterday that the top kill failed literally gave me palpitations.
I am at the point of being almost unable to watch the images of the thick, unstoppable oil as is spreads through the marshes, clogging and killing everything in it's path. The people who live there don't have that choice.
I mourn for the loss of the unique habitat and wildlife, and for the loss of livelihood for so many who had just started to get their lives back in order following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
My Dad made a comment the other day, that we all have a responsibility in this for as long as we continue to rely on oil to power our life styles, and for as long as we choose not to make more environmentally responsible choices.
Right now I am completely at a loss because really there doesn't seem to be anything that is working to stem the flow of oil at this point. I feel helpless. I am sure the people who live and work on the Gulf coast, and who are watching this disaster unfold right in front of their eyes feel a great deal more so.