I have to say I have not been paying attention to the BP Oil Spill the way I would normally follow an environmental disaster. And I find that a lot of people are doing the same from what I see around the net. It is overwhelming. After roughly 40 days the oil is still gushing. There is no longer a realistic question of saving this thing, but trying to come to terms with the inevitable devastation.The Gulf of Mexico is an enormous ecosystem to see wiped out, but that is probably what is happening. No more fish, no more pleasant coastline, no more birds, a place that will cease to have a purpose, a 21st century version of a dead sea.
Amy Giese is an artist/blogger who has created some quick pieces as a way of inevitably coping with the situation, trying to deal with the anger and other emotions. Here is her blog.