posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:25 PM
reply to post by N.of norml
First of all, the OP is citing NPR, who is citing "SkyTruth" (Sky who???) and their worst case scenario
estimates. WCS estimates are fine, as
long as they're not spewed as absolute facts. What estimate
should be spewed as hard edged FACT???
Second, yes it is precidented
, regardless of how you want to spin it. Since you're going to poo-poo Ixtoc I, try the Gulf War Oil Spill of
1991: the largest oil spill in history with upwards estimates reaching 10 million barrels
Now this part is very important:
According to a study sponsored by UNESCO, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab
Emirates and the United States, the spill did little long-term damage. About half the oil evaporated, a million barrels were recovered and 2 million
to 3 million barrels washed ashore, mainly in Saudi Arabia.
The PG is way
more landlocked, and less than half the size of the Gulf of Mexico.
The current mess is
a big deal, but lets keep it real