Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How will the BP disaster affect us long-term?

What are the long-term environmental effects of the BP oil disaster? On the next Your Call, we'll talk about the devastation we're seeing, along with the hidden casualties. We're facing months of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, at a rate now close to 100,000 barrels per day, according to scientist Ira Leifer. How will that affect life above and below the surface in the Gulf and beyond?

Richard Steiner, a retired marine conservation professor at the University of Alaska
Shaye Wolf, PhD., staff biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity
Carl Safina, ecologist, marine conservationist, and president of Blue Ocean Institute
Riki Ott, marine biologist, activist, and author of Not One Drop: Promises, Betrayal, and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Click to Listen: How will the BP spill affect us long-term?