Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Catastrophe That Wasn’t - The Gulf Oil Spill in Perspective

Quoting Paul Schwennesen at MasterResource:
“Picture your neighbor’s pool. Unless you live in Malibu, it’ll contain about 6,000 gallons. That’s the ‘Gulf’ for purposes of discussion. Now go to your garage, get a quart of oil and pour it in when he’s not looking. Pretty good sense of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, right?

Nope, not even close. Put a drop of that oil onto a sheet of paper and carefully cut it in half. Now do it again and toss that quarter of a drop into the deep end. Even this quarter droplet (about the size of the comma in this sentence) is about 10% too large, but NOW you have a sense of what 4.9 million barrels of oil in the Gulf looks like…

It would be safe to assume that 99% of the spill’s effects (economic loss, fishery damage, species diversity/habitat loss) will have disappeared along with the oil in one year or less.”
Click the typical media portrayal
& examine the substantiated evidence:

Click the typical media portrayal & examine the substantiated evidence
Click here & realize that even Time Magazine agrees.
I offered a similar perspective about 4 months ago.
Click here for more on the 2010 BP spill.


RICH said...

I know a liberal (John Edwards voter) who thought the oil was going to reach the Carolina's. I told him he was out of his mind - that it would certainly break up before then.

These people are just clueless. They turned what-was the only red state (NH) left in New England into a blue one.

Hopefully that will change soon :)

SBVOR said...


So called Liberalism can only survive in an absolute intellectual vacuum.

Here, in the People's Republic of Steamboat Springs, I am drowning in them. Little by little, I try to chip away at their ignorance with irrefutable facts which run contrary to their dogmatic fantasy world.

Every now and then I feel like I am making a little progress. But, mostly the conversation literally ends something like this (Liberal speaking to me):

"Okay, I confess you have all the facts on your side. But, I have my opinions and I'm sticking with them."


SBVOR said...

RICH - Hope & Change - I just caught that.
Good one.

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