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Monday, July 12, 2010

If It Were My Home


If It Was My Home is a new site that will allow you to quickly compare the breadth of the BP oil spill to your home town or city. Just type in your location and it will take the spill out of the Gulf and put it in your backyard. I did it. It filled Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay and spilled into Lake Erie.

The photograph of the struggling brown pelican is from Charlie Riedel at AP.

Pelican, brown pelican, preen once more for me.

12 comments:

C.M. Jackson said...

so sad--it is important that we don't forget...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Good gawd. I clicked on that site and was stunned.
It is hard to comprehend what this is going to mean. I'm sure we won't know for years. :(

Murphyfish said...

Hell fire, that really does bring home the enormous scale of this spill. Thank you for the link.
John

Gabriela Abalo said...

very sad indeed!!

thank you for the reminder

loveNlight
Gabi

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow. It's huge. And sad. And frustrating. Such a waste.

Nessa said...

It is so horrible.

Yvonne Osborne said...

C.M.,
Thank you. I agree.

Tricia,
I know....I couldn't believe it. Sickening.

John,
Thanks. I thought it really interesting to compare the enormity of the shadow stretched over familiar terrian.

Gabi,
Thank you for checking in. I think people are forgetting...it's so depressing we want to forget.

Jemi,
Hi. And thanks for commenting. Sometimes I just don't have anything happy to write about. Frustrating...yes. That's the word.

Nessa,
Thank you for commenting. It's nice to be amoungst those who think alike.

wanderingowloutside said...

That does put it into better perspective. Ish.

catwoods said...

Yvonne, this is heartbreaking. Our youth group is heading down to New Orleans tomorrow. We are not allowed to help with the oil spill clean up, but we will still be able to help out with rebuilding housing for those still in need.

Bless your heart for keeping on top of the environment. You're amazing.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Casey,
Thanks. Yeah, I couldn't believe it. All the pictures of dying birds are heartbreaking.

Cat,
Thanks! You are amazing. I would love to help out with a concrete effort.There must be a lot you can do down there on the sidelines. Good for you. Bloody BP. They care more about their stockholders than their employees and it's cheaper for them to just keep paying fines than to fix a problem. They've had more fines for safety violations than all other oil companies combined. I think they should be dissolved, and their assets divided between those they have harmed. Keep safe.

Jackee said...

Heart-breaking. I'm going now to check it out.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Jackee,
Hey....nice to see you again. Yes, I was shocked with the area it covered in "my backyard".