[ Just another in a long line of reminders that we need new sources of energy.
Even -less profitable- ones. ]
Still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina after all these years, many who depend on the Gulf of Mexico for their livelihood fear that the massive oil spill heading their way could prove to be an economic disaster from which they will never recover.
Thousands of businesses in the region could go under before all of this is over, and millions could lose their jobs.
As the gigantic mass of black oil kills and maims all the wildlife it encounters, and as it pushes dangerously close to the coastal wetlands, many residents are predicting that two of the most important industries in the region
– seafood and tourism –
will be completely and totally destroyed.