It has been an abnormally hot summer. Climate change has been breaking record temperatures, and even oil companies haven't been able to beat the heat.
From British Colombia to Quebec, the United States to the United Kingdom, a movement is ever expanding to hold oil companies and oily politicians' feet to the fire and stop the association of tar sands with runaway and rampant destruction.
In the world of progressive, grassroots politics, everyone, it seems, is running as fast as they can. That is certainly the impression I have had over the past few years when almost everyone I know is involved in several social movement activities or individual actions.
"Deep Spill 2" sounds like a sequel to a Hollywood thriller.
Unfortunately, it is more of a reality show. "Deep Spill 2" is the name of an ambitious series of proposed scientific experiments that should be happening right now. Scientists from around the globe are ready, literally, to dive in to understand what is happening with the oil and gas that are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico with the force of a volcano.
There is one problem, though: BP won't let them.