'THE EARTH'S A SMALL PLACE.
WE CAN'T GO ON TRASHING IT'
This is my quote as reported recently in the Bedfordshire Times & Citizen.
Today, as the full horror of an impending environmental disaster from oil in the Gulf of Mexico unfolds, my words seem even more poignant.
Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are gushing into the sea after the BP - operated rig exploded and sank last week. Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida have all declared a state of emergency.
In BP's 2009 exploration plan for the well, the firm suggested an oil spill was unlikely or virtually impossible, AP news agency reports.