34 people known to have died withHurrican Ike. This article reports 9 million gallons of crude oil known to have spilled so far.
Conservative commentators have spread the story that Katrina caused no oil spill. This article says Katrina spilled 12 million gallons.
Don’t let them kid you, global warming has made much of the Gulf Coast a death zone. The insurance companies will spot this and raise their rates or refuse to insure in this death zone.
There is a certain irony in the fact that global warming is creating monster hurricanes that are destroying oil industry infrastructure, but the important question is when are we going to understand the totality of the situation and work hard to create an energy system that does not cause great destruction. Any day now will work for me.