The disaster of the oil spill that took place on the 3rd of May continues to damage the environment everyday. The Obama administration has declared the spreading pollution from the oil rig explosion a "spill of national significance," a designation that will make it easier for the federal government to help in the cleanup.
The panelists spoke about this issue and discussed the dangerous effects of this unforeseen disaster. The callers asked why a disaster of this magnitude was not detected earlier and the panelists tried to answer them. They spoke about the progress in the cleanup and what more needs to be done to achieve success in this case which has already caused a huge amount of loss that we cannot recover from.
The panelists were Dr. Atiq Rahman, the Executive Director of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, and visiting Professor of International Diplomacy and Sustainable Development at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Palash Kanti Das, an economist and board member of Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), currently working for Oxfam as Economic Justice Coordinator of South Asia.