Science is one of those subjects I’m passionate about. Without Science, we’d still be casting spells, and coaxing The Fates.
If we’re not careful, we may be headed back to those “bad old days”.
Scientists Fault Lack of Studies Over Gulf Oil Spill
Justin Gillis, NYTimes – 05/19/2010
“It seems baffling that we don’t know how much oil is being spilled,” Sylvia Earle, a famed oceanographer, said Wednesday on Capitol Hill. “It seems baffling that we don’t know where the oil is in the water column.”
The administration acknowledges that its scientific resources are stretched by the disaster, but contends that it is moving to get better information, including a more complete picture of the underwater plumes.
“We’re in the early stages of doing that, and we do not have a comprehensive understanding as of yet of where that oil is,” Jane Lubchenco, the NOAA administrator, told Congress on Wednesday. “But we are devoting all possible resources to understanding where the oil is and what its impact might be.”
Maybe NOAA was too busy, texting BP?