Unhappy Anniversary, Deepwater Horizon

The bad news?

A decade later, Deepwater Horizon remains one the worst environmental disasters in human history.

The good news?

A decade later, oil is dead.

On 4/20 no less, oil went negative, financially worthless, less expensive than its actual barrels. A dead energy walking, conclusively killed by a viral pandemic clearing freeways and skies alike.

The irony slays.

One reason is that 4/20 has always polluted the calendar as the anniversary of British Petroleum’s devastating explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, whose gushing spill annihilated the Gulf of Mexico’s biodiversity, along with the future of fossil fuels. After the incompetent savagery of Deepwater Horizon, it was only a matter of time, short at that, before the oil industry itself committed suicide.

That momentous time, finally and blessedly, has arrived.

In 2010, I was writing deeply about Deepwater Horizon, and other spectacular implosions of the energy industry — as well as the unsustainable politics and economies it enabled, and embalmed. In addition, I was also deeply writing, and investing, in the future industries that would dance on oil’s grave, like solar and streaming and more.

Below you can find a few of my investigations and explorations. More are sure to come. Never forget: This is not just the end of an era of pollution and corruption and extinction.

It is the beginning of a new world that makes more sense and actually saves lives. If it can survive the old one, that is.

Zoonosis: Climate Crisis and Coronavirus

Deepwater Horizon’s Epic OilGas Catastrophe

Ten Ways Mother Earth Will Strike Back

We’ve Entered the Age of Mass Extinction

Cli-Fi: Largest Gulf Dead Zone Ever

Unhappy Earth Day: The Seas Still Rise

Chasing Ice And Coral, Running Out of Time

Firestorms and Deep Freeze: Climate Change Will Bring Both

Ten Global Warming Policies For the Obama Administration