Originally Posted by Denvermike66
Just in case you missed the prediction by NOAA:
A few things:
1. The disclaimer in the first 5 seconds of the video says that the video is not a forecast
2. If it were a prediction, there is no indication of severity in the affected regions. Therefore, the amount of polution that escapes the Gulf of Mexico
and makes it to the Atlantic (or for that matter, the polution that reaches, say, Tampa) could as easily be measured in parts
per million as it could gallons per acre. There's no way to tell. The media will report "a sheen on the water" as the same level of polution that has suffocated wildlife.
3. An environmental disaster of this magnitude has never occurred. No one, not the "experts" at NOAA or anywhere else, and by no means the media, knows what's going to happen in the coming weeks, months, and years. BP is having a hard enough time trying to cap the man-made well. How can they possibly know how Mother Nature will react to this much oil
in the ocean? Whenever you hear anyone tell you what's going to happen with the oil
, they don't know any more than you or I know. It's far easier to believe someone telling you it's going to be a disaster than to have hope that it's going to be anything less than catastrophic. I prefer to be open-minded and optimistic.