Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oil Spill Prediction

We've not seen the worst. My prediction is that the BOP will collapse into a hole that is being eroded, unseen, beneath it, and that the whole thing will just go blorp, and continue going blorp for many, many years. There is precedent. And there may be evidence to support this view.

The French call this la marée noire. The black sea. On bad days, I think that we're looking at just the tip of the iceberg. That in reality it's so bad that we don't even know how to be scared enough, so we'll just remain calm.

On the other hand, I might be a victim of belief bias. I have few actual facts to go on. So I don't really want to be alarmist. Yet, I blog anyway.

I think the real question is what can be done, what remains? How to protect the earth, the biosphere, our country, our interests, our families, our selves? That's a hell of a lot of oil, that is.

1 comment:

Somnolent Aphid said...

I am glad I was wrong on this. 6 months later it seems like a bad dream, but only a bad dream. Must remember that things are often not as bad as they seem - disaster-wise.