Just in case you are wondering what is happening right this moment in the Gulf of Mexico, here is a live video feed of the BP Oil Spill from the ocean floor, 5000 feet below the surface.
This live video was made possible following a demand from Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) for a live feed of the BP oil spill to be made publicly available on the web. Hopefully this live cam will speed up relief as it is the 40th day that it has been leaking. Our planet needs healing and innovative solutions to stop this disaster right away. Let’s help figure out how to stop this problem together.
Now that independent scientists have carefully examined satellite photos, video, and other aspects of the spill, they have determined that it is indeed larger than estimated and can not be ignored. In fact, independent US scientists said that the original estimate of a 5,000 barrel per day leak was an underestimation of the flow. The scientists said with this new data, they will better calculate the flow of oil from the sea floor, and search out solutions.
Markey has repeatedly asked BP for more information on the exact size of the spill as well as their refusal to engage with outside scientists. “BP is capturing a fraction of the oil, but they don’t know what that fraction is. By releasing this video, we’ve taken the first step towards allowing better access to the information BP has about this spill,” said Edward Markey.
Here is a graphic of BP’s ongoing efforts. BP is trying, and trying to stop the oil that is still spilling, but it hasn’t worked so far and here’s another telling graphic that shows how little we’re getting from offshore drilling. With increased awareness and efforts, we need to find a way to stop this leak immediately!
For more news on the oil spill from the United States Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming click here.