Click to use the Talking Dictionary83. Gulf Disaster: Oil and Water


83. She said the oil spill wasn't a big problem. "How can you say that?" he asked. "Millions of gallons of oil are pouring into the ocean." She said, "It's a big ocean. The oil's a drop in the bucket. Besides, oil and water are natural elements, so they can get along with each other." He agreed that they are natural elements. He said that people are natural elements, too. Did that mean that oil and people could get along with each other? Would she drink an ounce of oil? Would she swim in an oily ocean? "Of course not!" she said. "That's unnatural." He said that fish were swimming in oily water. Seabirds were eating those oily fish. "But they're animals," she said. "They adapt to these things." He said that dead fish were lying on beaches. Dead birds were lying on beaches. "That's not adapting," he said. "That's a‐dying." 2.9


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