“I’ve been coming across more and more disturbing information about the BP disaster, … I would love to hear your insights on this. ” S. Austin
While many are working on the problem even now, I “see” the current status/state continuing full on, until the end of September. This means that the rate of flow coming from the ground into the Gulf with a receptacle or not, will stay the same until the end of September / beginning of October. Then it will be dramatically decreased eventually to around 15-18% of what it is now. This rate will continue for about 2 years from now, meaning the summer of 2012. During the summer of 2012, they will succeed in stopping 99.92% of the oil that is flowing into the Gulf from the hole that it is flowing from. This will be all they ever contain. From then on, the .08% of the oil that will continue to seep into the Gulf will be considered acceptable. As the years go by, it will inch up to around 4% by 2017-2018. They will Never! stop all the oil from leaking into the Gulf from this accident until around 2028-2035. The technology does not exist to stop it from leaking. While BP is working to stop it now, after they make the shift to the .08% in the summer of 2012, it will be lost in the news as the years pass. BP simply will eventually consider it not worth any effort or expense to continue to work to stop it 100%. After 2 more decades, they will then be pushed to come back and end the leak completely.
As I always say, tremendous amounts of prayer can shorten this and help the situation.
I will add, to what I “see” about the timeline…
If we were to magically change all vehicles on the earth to electric in one day. (Impossible, but hypothetical.) This would not stop the oil companies from drilling oil. They would seek out a different market for their product. That market would be the chemical industry. Drilling would continue, but the products would be different and the end result (pollution) would be lower.
I’ll repeat what I said here before. Electric cars are the future. In the same way that computers used to be $1600-$3000 for a 386 running a 50 MB hard drive, and now you can get laptops that run 1000 times faster and store 10000 times more for a few hundred dollars, so will the prices of electric cars go down as the technology is purchased and enhanced.
The first calculator I ever saw was in 1973 or 1974. It was a basic Texas Instruments and cost $250. Now you can get one for $1. The electric car industry is the future. Few foresaw the computer industry blossoming in the last 30 years into what it is today. Few still think that the car industry will be almost all electric, but it will. It will take decades, but so did the computer industry.