Archive for July, 2008

The Real Oil Crisis

Posted in ShitWhatDoWeDo with tags , on July 27, 2008 by I'M AMERICAN!

Drilling oil is awesomely bad for the environment.  The only thing that is better?  When the oil is drilled and then spilled.  I mean, who doesn’t like a good oil spill? I imagine it’s like in Harlem or whatever when it’s really hot and someone wrenches open a fire hydrant and all the kids run around, drenched and screaming with delight.  Except oil keeps you twenty percent cooler, according to petrologist Gordon Bombay.

Well, everything oil might not be so peachy after all. The Ventura County Star ran this opinion piece that contained that little tidbit:

Along the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties (the 35th Assembly District), the environment could actually be improved by extracting some of the oil and gas that would otherwise, through natural seepage, foul our air and beaches. Technology now exists to drill sideways up to seven miles. This means that much of the naturally seeping undersea oil and gas can actually be extracted using onshore rigs.

Well… shit.


A Modest Pro-Poster

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 24, 2008 by I'M AMERICAN!

I found this here

This one is tough.  I hate trees.  I also hate beavers.  But if beavers destroy trees, wouldn’t  that would make them my ally?  The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy’s friend, right?  Either way, beavers and trees both gotta go.

Also Science World is blowing my mind by using paper, a tree product, to advertise how many trees a beaver can cleave.  It would’ve made more sense to not use the posters and to really give those trees the business. And are they endorsing the razing of the worlds forests?  Probably.

Nature vs. Nature

Posted in EnviroHate with tags , , on July 20, 2008 by I'M AMERICAN!

Why should I do all the work?