But in the nearly two months since the spill occurred, I’ve noticed that the news hasn’t been getting better, but worse. Yet America seems to care less and less. Now reports are coming out that there could be as much as 60,000 barrels, or 2.5 million gallons of oil, pouring into the gulf every day. So where is the outrage?
There’s plenty of outrage but people are also feeling overwhelmed. The problem is so huge. They don’t know what to do. However, given the severe economic shock that is hitting the Gulf, the possibility of serious social unrest there seems quite likely.
This isn’t like Katrina, it’s more like Chernobyl. Large areas will not be coming back anytime soon.