BP Oil Spill Disaster in Perspective
April 21, 2010 – Mark it in your calendars. It’s the day that BP’s Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded, and sank to ocean floor of the Gulf of Mexico, an event that BP had previously said was “impossible”.
In response to this disaster, BP’s CEO Tony Hayward had the balls to respond as follows, “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume“.
Really? Hey, Tony, many of us are visual learners. I’d like to invite you to travel from school to school with me and demonstrate your point as a way of explaining to children how “little” this oil spill is in the grand scheme of things.
Here’s how it will go down. You’ll place your hand on a desk, and I’ll hit your finger with a hammer. Don’t worry though, since your finger is such a small part of your body, it shouldn’t be too big of a deal.
I think the kids will get it too!