This is a set about the disaster in the Gulf. It will affect all of us for decades to come. It is very likely that the oil will travel up the entire East Coast, and there will be severe economic and environmental fallout--not only in America, but in the world.
We are so lost.
Know the names and faces of some of the key architects of this horrific event: Lamar McKay-president and chairman of BP US, Steven Newman--CEO Transocean, Tim Probert- chief "safety and environmental" officer of our friends at Haliburton. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/27/us/201005_oil-spill-photo-gallery.html?ref=us#
And unfortunately, to varying degrees, we are all complicit and accountable. We've constructed our lives to revolve around cars, plastic, and infinite sundry uses for petroleum derivatives. Everything from laundry detergent to lipstick, and myriad other banal consumables are derived from petroleum. Consider making small changes that you can sustain in your lifestyle--cumulatively it can affect the balance positively.