They keep calling it a “spill.”
My definition of a spill is when I have
something contained, and the substance
gets out of my container. Exxon was a spill.
There was only so much oil in that tanker…
then it was in the water. It spilled.
What is happening here is more of a… leak.
(see interactive graphic here)
I compare it to a keg being tapped,
…and something goes wrong with
the tap. Now there’s beer flowing
all of the damn place.
…but this is not beer, it’s crude oil.
(and it's not a keg, it's the earth...)
Then I hear they’re measuring the amount
pouring out of this “leak” in barrels…
Has anyone filled a barrel lately?
There’s no way to accurately measure
how much is leaking because there’s
no way to bottle the freakin’ ocean.
This is the worst case human-caused
environmental devastation since