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Bad news about balloons!

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Uh oh!:

“…the world may run completely out of helium gas within 30 years. Such an outage could have major implications on space travel and exploration, scientific and nuclear research, and even medical advances and early detection of diseases.

To make the situation all the more frustrating is the way we are depleting this resource: selling the gas at unbelievable low prices for party balloons and other uses. The writing on the wall is clear: the world is running out of the precious gas at an alarming rate, and scientists worry if current conditions continue, we may have to travel, quite literally, to the ends of the Earth to find more.”

Via Red Orbit

One Response to Bad news about balloons!

  1. Erin March 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    I hate to burst anyones balloon even more… I love balloons when they’re indoors but every time I see a balloon release, whether it’s in honor of someone or just for fun, I cringe. Having grown up in Florida I learned very young that when a released balloon pops it very often lands in the ocean. A sea turtle can easily mistake the rubber shreds for a jellyfish, eat it, and choke to death. Morbid, I know, but since this story was so ingrained in me as a child I often wonder why it seems like no one else has heard about it. I do love the pics, I’m just hoping Audrey hung on!

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