There are some swear words in this. I tried not to.
Why are we not getting better at the bad stuff?
We invented the plane and have streamlined systems to fly people all over the world, but cannot get them home when there is ash in the sky.
Leaves stop trains.
We create power from uranium, but have no great plan for it when it's spent but still highly dangerous.
And when 5000 barrels of oil a day flood onto the oceans it will take another 90 days to drill another well into the oil field to release the gas to stop the flow. So by the time they stop it between 1-5 million barrels will have leaked into a fragile ocean.
And this is the third time in 5 years BP have fucked up like this. Why should shareholders and the company benefit when the world has paid the price?
Governments, business, people need to make the companies that are making big big money from high risk stuff prove that they are prepared for the big fuck up's before they start.
Really prove it.
They must stand up in front of a huge room of children who will come up with all those madcap ideas that may happen. And if they can prove they are prepared, the next question from the kids will be "why"?
And if after all this they fuck up, then the company management is sacked after they have gone out and cleaned up their mess.
When it's big stuff like this, companies have got to be good at the bad stuff.