I was more expecting the Gulf Current to carry the oil, corexit, methane, butane and the other volatile organic compounds that make up the abiotic oil globally in the span of a few years. Well, perhaps we got a bit more time on that, or maybe the weather really is controlled-they've had the technology since the 1960's. What we do have is all that oil and corexit acting to shut down the Gulf Current itself.
Think of the typically very warm Gulf of Mexico as a sort of heat engine for the Global Stream that snakes its way from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic, Europe, then down and around Africa, to the Indian Ocean, to the Pacific and then eventually back to the South Atlantic before hitting the Gulf of Mexico.
Shut down the Gulf of Mexico's currents with the change of its very nature due to the Gulf Oil Volcano, you freeze Europe and the East Coast. Since the atmosphere behaves fluidically just like the (duh) oceans, the Ice Age will cascade from Europe and eventually hit the rest of the USA in a couple months in 2011.
Buy extra firewood, winter clothing-dress for arctic conditions. Figure out how to heat a greenhouse. If you don't have extra food and fuel, get it now; New York City has been shut down by over 20 inches of snow, and in an urban area...
Scientist: "Gulf Loop Current is Broken":
Mini Ice Age Predicted for Europe
Europe in Ages
climate in that area, despite the region's high latitude (distance from the Equator).
For several weeks already, people living in Europe and in the Northeastern US have been feeling the effects of a much earlier and harsher winter than usual; a winter that only officially began on Monday, December 21, 2010. However, the mainstream media has so far failed to report on the status of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic and its effects.
The cooler temperatures have impacted harvests in Northern Europe, whereby Russia will *not* be exporting wheat this quarter and expects, instead to be importing wheat. This will affect European commodities markets and food prices.
Unless the prevailing ocean currents of the past 10,000 years are restored, we may be looking at mass crop failures, starvation and ultimately, the collapse of the economies of the Northern Hemisphere.
Is dispersant still being sprayed in the gulf?
This photo and laboratory tests indicating that this foamy substance is dispersed oil have raised questions about the government's assurances that the toxic chemical was not sprayed after the Deepwater Horizon well was capped.
Jerry Moran / Native Orleanian Fine Photography
Kari Huus writes:The use of chemical dispersants in the wake of the massive BP oil spill ended on July 15, when the broken Deepwater Horizon well was capped, with only one exception four days later, according to federal agencies. But photos and chemical lab results obtained by msnbc.com suggest that the controversial chemicals have been sprayed much more recently than that.
The photos and tests lend credence to persistent but unsubstantiated reports by Gulf Coast residents that the spraying of dispersants has continued well beyond the cutoff date acknowledged by the Deepwater Horizon response team.
The image above — time stamped and embedded with geographical coordinates — was captured by New Orleans photographer Jerry Moran off the coast of Mississippi when he was out with scientists on Aug. 9
“We were on our way back to Ocean Springs from Horn Island, about a mile or two off the coast … (and) we ran into these hundreds of yards long swaths of that cauliflower stuff,” said Moran.
Moran said the foamy substance on the water’s surface looked just like what he encountered while covering the oil spill response when dispersant — a product with the brand name Corexit — was being applied daily to oil slicks. The smell was unmistakable, he said.
“I almost passed out from the fumes,” he said. “It smelled like a gas station.”
An environmental technician who was present took water samples, which were then sent to a certified lab -- ALS Laboratory Group in Fort Collins.
The results, according to environmental investigator and engineer Marco Kaltofen, president of Boston Chemical Data Corp.: “Definitively Corexit and BP petroleum.”
Kaltofen is among the scientists retained by New Orleans attorney Stuart Smith to conduct independent environmental testing data from the Gulf on behalf of clients who are seeking damages from BP. (Click here to read about their effort.)