Opinion from Geologist Chris Landau: Oil slick could cause climate change across Southern USA

Climate Change in The Gulf of Mexico from the oil slick
by Chris Landau

Oil Slick Could Cause Drought across the Southern USA.

The weather is already changing. Clouds are not forming as readily above the oil slick.

The oil slick from the sunken Transocean owned Deep Water Horizon Rig and BP well is sealing the Gulf of Mexico’s sea water and preventing evaporation and clouds from forming.

Look, at the recent NASA photos. There is a hole in the cloud cover above the oil in the Gulf of Mexico. No clouds mean no evaporation has occurred, which equals no future rain, which means a coming drought.

The oil is sealing the water. Soon the Gulf of Mexico is going to have very quiet waters. We might even get “the painted ship upon the painted ocean” look. I think pouring this much oil onto troubled waters is just getting us into trouble.

It is later than we think. Climate change has arrived within two weeks. This is small but it will spread.

It is urgent that we get new wells drilled around this gusher before; the weather is changed in as little as a month. The American climate could change within a few months.

Can we get some action here?

Chris Landau
May 5, 2010

3 Responses

  1. Chris Landau did a marvelous job sharing the entire Oil Slick conditions, his work as a high- pressure well driller, key solutions and public understanding on a geologic level on the show. Please listen to what he says at:

    http://itsrainmakingtime.com/2010/chrislandau

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