Oil Rig Blowout: Beyond Panic

Sometimes words alone are not the best tools for getting a point across, even for a writer. In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blow-out, with 11 missing and presumed dead and oil still gushing from the sea floor unchecked, I decided to put my grief and anger into an image. This is the result, starting, of course, with Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Individuals or organizations are free to use the image however they wish — there’s no copyright. I originally thought of adding “Ban Offshore Drilling” at the bottom, and then decided it was best to leave it blank and let others use that space if they want to.

[The full size image is 745 x 986 pixels]

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  1. The image clenches the gut, imagining how the families of those who died feel, the locals who will feel the effects for years if not forever in human time, the wildlife struggling to survive in that mess.

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