Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WTFriday: special environmental edition

So just how bad can it get for the Gulf (and the world as a whole). Well, as expected, the vultures have come out of the woodwork concerning the disaster off the Louisiana coast. I have seen a fair share of spam telling me how I can get my share of financial relief from the damages. Cuz Chicago is right on the coast, of course. Then there are the door to door scams selling "miracle chemicals" to protect the beaches.

Now, a UK betting site allows you to bet on what will be the first species wiped off the earth because of the oil damage. No - seriously. Look here.

Have we become so callous about life, whether human or other, that the most important thing is to make some cash in every possible situation, positive or negative? It seems the Kemp's Ridley turtle is the favorite. Let's hope this is not the only way we get to see them in the near future: