Is the planet dealing with the BP spill better than humans?
"The end came swiftly. All over the world, their machines began to stop and fall. After all that men could do had failed, the Martians were destroyed and humanity was saved by the littlest things, which God, in His wisdom, had put upon this Earth."
The quote above was taken from the end of the 1953 movie adaptation of HG Wells War of the Worlds. Before you think I have lost my mind, recent events reminded me of this quote.
Without exaggerating things, the BP Oil Spill is one of the largest man-made ecological disasters of all time. The perceived lack of a timely response to this disaster will prove to be a political albatross to many but that is not what this posting is about.
With each passing day the vast armada of skimmer ships hunt for ever-smaller scattered patches of oil. The fleet of small shrimper boats remove oil collecting booms from the water with little or no oil on them.
Yes, it seems that between the rays of the sun, the waves and currents, and the small bacteria that live in the ocean the millions of barrels of oil that was released has just disappeared. It appears that, indeed humanity perhaps has been saved by the littlest things, which God, in His wisdom, had put upon this Earth