The surface area of the earth is 510 million square kilometers (1). The Gulf of Mexico has a surface area of 1.5 million square miles (2). This means the Gulf of Mexico, irreparably harmed by crude oil, at least within our human lifetimes, represents 0.3% of the earth’s surface decimated by human beings in one single act of stupidity.
If we multiply 0.3 times 333.33 etc, we get 100. Given the innumerable acts of stupidity already perpetrated upon the earth, who is willing to bet we can’t risk 333 more? We only have one planet.
1- From the world wide web at: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/earth/surface-area-of-the-earth/
2- From the world wide web at: http://www.gulfbase.org/facts.php
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