Posts tagged "Gulf of Mexico"

Save us from the politics of science

It’s bad enough when politicians and true believers distort scientific findings for their own purposes. But when scientists do it, we’ve reached a dangerous point in intellectual discourse. Such is the case with the widespread belief that evidence of global warming is incontrovertible. Thankfully, some scientists courageously have decided to publicly challenge this numbing, politically... Read more »

The politicalization of the Gulf oil spill

Let’s be honest: politicians just love the millions of barrels of oil blasting from a BP deep-water drill site in the Gulf of Mexico. The month-long scramble to cap the gusher is for them a don’t-miss opportunity to slap around big business and government. And to feed the “do something” syndrome that grips America today.... Read more »

Worth reading: An excellent possible explanation for the Gulf oil rig blowout

oiggul Gerald Herbert, Associated Press / April 21, 2010 In this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Here is an analysis, in layman’s terms, based on interviews with survivors of the disaster that were described... Read more »
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Stunning photos of Gulf oil disaster

I cannot attest to the veracity of this analysis of the Gulf oil disaster; it came in my e-mail but the pictures look genuine. Horizon(2).pdf

Scary earthquake stuff

Did the earthquake in Chile knock the Earth off its Axis? I’m sitting here in Florida (I know, BFD) looking at how the tide is the highest I’ve ever seen it.  The water is almost up to the pier and the lines on the boats tied up at the docks have gone slack. I’m wondering.... Read more »
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