Posts Tagged ‘environment’

With 90% of up to 4.4 million barrels of oil ‘unaccounted for’, it’s now… still unaccounted for.

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Today, N.O.A.A. senior scientist told Congress that he was wrong about how much oil gushed into the Gulf, how much remains and conceded almost all of it is not accounted for, days after academic researchers ripped his two-week-old report to shreds. Documents reveal BP is withholding information from Transocean regarding the April 20 explosion that caused the gusher.

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Specifics of its agreement with the government reveal BP PLC has not agreed, as is widely reported, to set aside a $20bn escrow fund for the Deepwater Horizon explosion that flooded the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil. CNN reported Tuesday morning that University of South Florida researchers are calling the floor of the Gulf “a constellation” oil, based on preliminary observations of images (10:47):

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The Feds are reporting seepage from the capped BP oil well that exploded three months ago and has gushed tens of millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The heroic publisher of Washington’s Blog refutes the claim of ‘natural seepage’ from the oil giant’s Newspeak damage controllers, as he rationally predicted they would.

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Melting Watergate—Some facts and figures that oppose the prevailing hysteria about global warming/climate change (21:58):

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Scott Horton interviews Ludwig von Mises Institute president Lew Rockwell, Jr. (more…)

Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux on the recent retardation surrounding the ‘OMG PIRATES’ meme.

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Amy Goodman interviews Juan Cole on DN this week on the US in the Middle East, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Chas Freeman. (more…)

Prof. Chomsky concisely explains the choice of Americans between hegemony or survival. (more…)

A few interesting contrasts between life in China and life in the United States as I ramble from the Chinese Yuan to Fireworks to Freedom of the Press to Global Warming (more…)