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A Gulf Tsunami: How the ultimate BP Gulf disaster could kill millions

The burgeoning toxic gas cloud will surface, killing everything it touches, and set off a supersonic tsunami with the wave traveling somewhere between 400 to 600 miles per hour. While the entire Gulf coastline is vulnerable, the state most exposed to the fury of a supersonic wave towering 100 feet or more is Florida. The Sunshine State only averages about 6 inches above sea level. A supersonic tsunami would literally sweep away everything from Miami to the panhandle in a matter of minutes. Loss of human life would be virtually instantaneous and measured in the millions. Of course the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and southern region of Georgia—a state with no Gulf coastline—would also experience tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of casualties.

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Comment by Doug Nusbaum
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Doesn't anybody screen these items for stupid?

 Evidence of stupid:  Allegation after allegation with zero links supporting the allegation.  But more important, a fundamental lack of understanding of basic facts.   At 3 to 30 miles below the surface, rock is not the solid stuff you see on the surface, and certainly not over large distances.  What does this mean?  Well that molecules like methane, about 1/2 the size of an average air molecule, will migrate through the rock and escapeUNLESS it is dissolved in a fluid such as oil.  

Now lets look more at the physics. When a fluid like oil or water is pumped from underground it is not like it was pumped from a lake or bubble of fluid.  All that liquid is distributed through porous rock which slowly compresses as the liquid is removed.  That is slowly in years or decades.

This man needs to stay with poetry, where his ignorance of the real world is not put on display for all to see.  And the editors of this web site need at least one person on staff who knows some basic science so that crap like this does not degrade the value of this site

Comment by Die Daily
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I hate to say anything that underplays the severity of the gulf disaster, but our cause is terribly ill-served if we promote the sort of drivel in this article. It is so fraught with errors that I don't know where to start. First, what is true: there is methane in the formation, it is toxic and dangerous, it exists at extreme pressures. But other than that and some of the background on BP's recklessness, that's about it. The rest is pretty much absolute nut-buttery fantasy. There is not one source or citation regarding this "mount St. Helens" BS. Instant, gulf-wide sinking of all ships? How? 600mph tsunami? How? What will happen to the trillions times trillions of tons of material sitting on this methane? Will it magically teleport out of the way? Is the average elevation of Florida really 6 inches above sea level, or is the mean elevation what it really is: about 100 feet?! ! ! ! ! ! ! Could this Terrence Aym idiot be any more of an idiot? Unlikely. Has he ever been less of an idiot in his previous writings? Seldom. Reader beware! This is disinfo in the extreme.

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