Tuesday, June 8, 2010, AM | 1 Comment
President Obama said in an interview to one of the news networks that Tony Hayward, the now-infamous CEO of British Petroleum (BP), “wouldn’t be working for me after any of those statements.” Tony had made comments that the environmental impact would be “modest” and he wanted his “life back”. It has been fifty days after a Gulf rig explosion sparked the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
I imagine most folks had never heard of Tony, the mess maker. I guess he wanted to be a matchmaker for the impossible task of mixing oil with water. Instead he became a mess maker.
Did anybody bother to tell the wildlife that the mess has engulfed the Gulf with more than 50,000 square miles of nothing but black oil and that they should leave the area? How could they?
If humans are unable to communicate with other humans – case in point Katrina, how can we expect BP and others to communicate with the wildlife who “supposedly don’t know nothing about nothing, especially nothing of human making.” You can talk and communicate with them by keeping the water clean from any contaminants.
The whole area of more than 50K sq. ml. is like putting the whole State of Mississippi [48,434 square miles] under the sticky stuff and the remaining carrying it over to Louisiana [51,843 square miles].
Financial Risk Management…
The destruction of anything is a lot easier than constructing or reconstructing it. Companies mostly worry about financial risk management. So they have safeguards all over their financial operation. Keeping the books straight [supposedly] is their biggest concern.
Must follow Risk Management for disasters
However, in BP case the last 50 days, they never cared about how to safeguard their operation from man-made or natural disasters. Companies like Microsoft, for example, don’t have to care much about anything that would harm humans and not so humans physically. BP and other such companies must be at their highest alert all the time.
In a Nutshell
New York Times Online reports that…
The patches of oil, which are inches thick in some places, have broken apart and are multiplying across the Gulf. Dolphins could be seen Monday swimming through them, and the oil has already hit 220 miles of coastline across four states, Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama and Florida . One third of the Gulf of Mexico’s federal waters remain closed to fishing.