The oil spill currently threatening the southern coast of the United States is one of the worst in history.
According to the graphic above, accidents like this seem to be getting worse and worse as time goes on. This spill threatens to force a number of endangered species into extinction, along with seriously affecting the seafood “crop” for the years ahead.
Given what you have learned about alternative sources of energy, what message do you want to send to the leaders of today. Will this disaster finally be the trigger that inspires corporations and world leaders to work towards curtailing out dependence on oil? Is anyone using this as a launching pad for discussion about ending out dependence on oil as an energy source? Explore what other news agencies are reporting regarding the serious nature of this spill and comment accordingly.