As I'm working here with CNN with constant oil spill coverage I am struck by the irony that my work is celebrating the beauty of the shoreline while the shores and marshes in the Gulf of Mexico have been devastated. There are no borders when it comes to this appalling assault on our global environment- it affects us all. The people on the Gulf Coast must deal first hand with the impact of this horror. My heart goes out to them but most especially to the creatures who are dying at this very moment.
A dead sea turtle is seen along the Louisiana shoreline on Saturday in Breton National Wildlife Refuge. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)