Deepwater Horizon Point-Counterpoint
We All Need to Do Our Part to Save the Ocean
By Dr. Floyd M.F. Jenkins
British Petroleum, more commonly known as BP, caused a terrible accident this month when their oil rig malfunctioned and began leaking. This is a new breed of oil spill — while earlier incidents (such as the Exxon-Valdez disaster) had a finite quantity of pollutant that was confined to the contents of a tanker, here the oil supply is basically limitless. This leak, which has been named “Deepwater Horizon,” is very difficult to control and gushes millions of gallons of oil every day.
Sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is helpless to fight off the deadly oil; as a result, the biodiversity in affected areas is decreasing at an alarming rate. Every organism is precious; as humans, we have no right to let them die because of our foolish actions. We must find a way to halt the damage as soon as possible.
Though pointing fingers is generally unproductive, BP has committed one of the most unforgivable and careless mistakes of the 21st century, and an example should be made. Congress has taken little to no action to indict this company and force them to take responsibility for their failings; this shows the current problem with our world. We can avoid such tragedy in the future only by showing the world that carelessness is not to be tolerated.
I implore you all to think of the ecosystems, even the ones underwater hundreds of miles away. If we don’t watch out for the animals living in and nearby the sea, who’s to say that we could protect animals on land? After a certain point, there will not be enough clean earth for any significant amount of wildlife to subsist on — all because of human folly.
Not If You Don’t Give Two Shits About The Environment
By Earl Stevies
There’s nothin I hate more than city-slickers tellin me bout what I need to be doin. My old lady and I shop at Walmart and we’re God damn proud to use plastic plates and silverware for every meal. There specially good cause when I throw them plates at this here TV whenever I get angsty over a NASCAR race, it don’t break the TV.
This here environment thingy needs to mind its own business. I don’t give a rats batootie whether or not there’s oil in the ocean. Think about all the money them fishies and manatees goin be makin now that they got all that oil. Hell, I’ll take an oil leak any day in my trailer, make me a rich man. I’d buy one uh them, uh, fancy VCR’s so my cousin can come over and entertain his kids. Those damn fish might finally smarten up, stop getting duped by them earth worms. Those things are good though, can’t blame em for that.
Shit, I don’t even know where the Gulf of Mexico is or any of that nonsense. If you ask me, it seems like Mexico’s problem, I don’t see what Amurica got to do with it.
Really want to know whats I thinkin? I think that Hussein Obama sabotaged the oil rig so we have to switch to alternative energy like wind and all that other gay shit.
I ain’t gotta help clean nothin cause I don’t give a shit about no environment. What’s it ever done for me?