EDIT: Originally I thought that this was methane damage. I have since done some research on the net on the symptoms of various environmental damage to plants. The damage seen in that video is caused by elevated levels of ozone. Elevated levels of ozone can be cause by excessive quantities of solvents dispersed in the air and then the sun converts it into ozone.
Now that absolutely has got to be tied into the gulf disaster. If you listen carefully, that was a news report from Mississippi. I am a horticultural specialist, trust me when I tell you that is not caused by a pathogen (bug, fungus, virus, bacteria etc.). That has to be a direct result of an environmental toxin that landed on those plants. How do I know this? Because diseases and insect pests always zero in on one type of plant at a time, not all plant life at the same time.
Those plants will more than likely live assuming that whatever the toxin is, it does not continue to damage them. Now that being said, the dead birds in the bird houses is a very clear indicator that what caused the problem was a gas. Remember how miners use to use a parakeet inside the mine to determine if noxious gas levels where getting high enough to be concerned about them? They would watch the parakeet and if it keeled over dead they would clear out the mine and let it air out.
Remember, plants pull in air through the leaves and extract carbon from it in order to produce organic carbon based molecules called amino acids. This comes in the form of carbon dioxide. The plant will process what ever air it is exposed to. If the air it is exposed to has a high concentration of some other type of gas, it will pull it in as well. In my opinion, those plants ingested such a gas. My best guess as to what gas that would be? More than likely ozone which would be elevated because of the copious quantities of solvent being sprayed into the air in the form of the oil dispersant Corexit.
Remember, it has been documented that the leaks in that well field out in the gulf are expelling massive quantities of methane. If that methane is being brought on land by the wind, it would more than likely cause what we are seeing here. I must apologize because in the past few weeks I have posted up that I thought the idea of poison rain was total B.S. I also posted that the web bot reports about ill winds where not to be trusted as well.
Looks like I was dead wrong. Well I am not dead, but those birds are. Those are just the birds we could see. How many other species of birds are now dead there that we do not know about yet? How many species of insects that breath that air like bees are now dead that we do not know about yet? This is some serious sh.. folks. I will now be watching the direction of the wind coming off of the area of the leak very closely. Why? I am 7 miles from the gulf coast in Florida.
Evidently this ozone is not in high enough concentration to have a significant health effect on the humans. Probably because we can process it out of our blood stream faster than we are ingesting it. Other types of creatures are not so lucky like those birds. This just went from serious to, “Oh sh..”. I will keep everyone updated if things like this start to happen at my location.
Listen two these Youtube clips from Richard Hoagland in relation to the disaster in the gulf. Then raed my thoughts, explanations, and conclusions on this information below.
This bubble that he is talking about would be in the upper layers of the limestone. He said sea floor, but he was not talking about a bubble that is just sitting there at the bottom of the ocean in the water. If you ever take a look at the way that limestone is always layered, it is stratified. In other words it is never a consistent density or formation from each layer to the next.
For example, I live in Florida. I was schooled on the limestone formation layers underneath Florida when I was a golf course superintendent. There if you drilled only 1000 feet down you actually went through two sections where the limestone was a void or extremely porous.
The first open section that went under the entire souther tip of the state was the fresh water aquifer. That section was only a couple hundred feet down. The second section about 1000 feet down was the salt water aquifer that was connected to both the Atlantic ocean and also the Gulf.
So if they had drilled down 22,000 feet (about 4 miles) into the limestone, they would have gone through probably dozens of these various layers and densities of limestone. So you could imagine that this gas would be coming up from where the drill had gone into the oil field, up the drill hole, and into these less dense / porous layers of limestone.
This gas would then begin to fill that layer of limestone which could be tens of miles wide, if not hundreds. It would start to fill up that layer of limestone that is close to the surface with gas pressure.
This gas pressure would continue to build up and up and up. The layers of limestone above where the gas is building could possibly not be strong enough to contain the pressure that was building inside of this theoretical lower layer. The most probable result will be that the upper layers of lime holding the pressure in would continue to crack and release the pressure gradually.
The worst case would be that the pressure would reach a critical point and cause a huge sudden rupture in the lime. Or a gas explosion. Not an explosion of fire, more like an explosion like you had filled a gas cylinder with about 10 times to much pressure. So essentially the bottom of the ocean would explode. When this happened a huge quantity of gas would suddenly escape to the surface.
Just like in an Olympic diving pool, when you want to soften the surface tension of the water, you have bubblers that froth the surface of the pool. This would essentially happen over the surface of the Gulf. The width of the effected area would be dependent on how large of a section of the lime would let go if such an even happened.
Personally I think that this worst case stuff would only happen on a large scale like that if the limestone layers above the bubble where completely uniform in depth and strength. However, limestone does not work like that. It has weak areas and strong areas. It is more likely that the thinner weaker areas would let go in small sections which would drastically reduce the rate and violence of the relief of the gas pressure.