Oil on Ice

by August 4, 2012
 

Writing at Guernica magazine, Subhankar Banerjee explores the topic of drilling oil in the Arctic Ocean, a staggeringly rich ecosystem critical to iconic species like the blue whale. As Banerjee notes, fast-tracking drilling plans in the Arctic, as in the Gulf of Mexico, is sure to result in colossal spills--in this case, oil on ice.

While the Inupiat communities brace themselves for this apocalyptic invasion by oil companies with US Government support, the walrus, whales and polar bears face a future of extinction--all due to the fossil fuel culture where industrial man's destiny is unfortunately akin to walking on water.