Already, The Governator responded appropriately. Obama is back peddling on caving to republican requests for offshore oil drilling. Congress is upping the liability to oil companies. It's a good thing. This is a very good thing.
I am not ignorant or unmoved by the losses, but I believe it is a sacrifice the earth must accept. I believe that life is here on this earth for the chance to SURVIVE the earth and emerge from the earth like we once emerged from the sea. I believe that every living thing, like cells and organs, are working toward this end; toward having ONE of us escape and thrive.
This small sacrifice of life, in the end, is making us more intelligent, more efficient, and more likely to achieve this goal.
I certainly would not desire being covered in oil, washed up on a beach, bound by sludge, and left to contemplate the remainder of my short life; I would not want this to be the fate for my progeny or for my entire species, but I would be eternally grateful if a lesson was learned and a grimmer fate, for all, was avoided.