I try to save this blog for happy and non-political stuff..
But I can't help mention this oil situation again.
The ship has leaked 350 TONNES into the ocean and there is apparently 700 TONNES more on board.
As it is heading for Summer the usual pasttime of us NZers is seriously affected in this area of the land.
And that is a selfish way to look at it..
1000+ birds washed ashore that have died and loads more rescued. As it is Springtime this impacts on their populations.. if they don't die and leave their babies to die, they'll take oil back to the nest and they'll all die anyway.
And then there's the fish and marine life..
And then there's the shellfish..
And the other pollution from the ship's containers...
It goes on.
But we can't have it both ways.
We are an oil-dependent society. WAY TOO MUCH!
A situation like this never occured from a solar panel or a wind turbine.
But it's depressing ain't it?!