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Originally posted by SeesFar
Originally posted by Antoniastar
Hi, thank you for starting this thread! Here is an article I found from July 17. I don't know how credible it is. Sorry.
I don't know anything about the site that offer the article about Matt Simmons, but i *do* know that Mr. Simmons is being very vocal about what he believes the truth and dangers are.
So far, though, all he's provided to back up his claims are his own experience and that BP workers and others are coming to him in confidence to report what they know.
A poster on another thread made the comment that he believes Simmons to be correct because as Simmons reports these issues he continues to state he hopes he's wrong.
Simmons' concerns about a hurricane pulling oil up from deep are mirrored by a Texas Tech Univ scientist. The OP put the link to the TTU article on the front page of this thread, if you want to read it ~ lots of information in it compared to what else has been coming out.
Speaking of information coming out: Texas A&M Oceanography dept put out a large report about methane levels at certain places in the Gulf being 10,000 to one million times higher than normal. And the page was taken down in less than 48 hours. Interesting? I don't want to be one of those who jump the gun, incite fear or anything like that, but it SEEMS like information is being taken away as well as withheld.
Originally posted by lasertaglover
reply to post by Antoniastar
Thank you for your news link.
I have seen a lot of debate here on ATS regarding Simmons. Some think he is like Paul Revere, some think he is a salesperson for his own brand of infomercial. It seems he is a very polarizing character, no matter which side you are on.
One thing that I am worried about though, is that if this storm makes a direct hit on the coast, and it is not affected by the oil spill at all, than some people along the coast might become complacent, and not respond as they should when the next one comes along. I think that the people of the Gulf Coast are really being given a great chance to not get nailed by this first, real strike on the coast, and that we should learn as much as possible from the facts.
Knowledge is power, and since we do not get real knowledge regarding the oil spill from the Fed or BP, this is a good chance to at least learn of the affects of a large storm and the oil spill.