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We’ll see if they learned anything…

May 1, 2010

You know that oil spill off the gulf coast? Of course there is already talk of aclean up.”

Remember the Exxon Valdez?  Let’s review how that clean up in the Prince William Sound turned out, shall we?

From a 2007 issue of EHS Today (That’s “Environment, Health and Safety” for you non-believers):

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in March 1989 fouled beaches and shorelines along pristine areas of Prince William Sound. Environmental data collected before such an incident provides a baseline from which researchers can assess spill damage.  Eighteen years later there is an answer.  These people, not the oil spill, wrecked the ecology.   (photo: NOAA)

“The environmental disaster was the cleanup," said Pitzer.

Six years after the cleanup, a study was conducted to determine ecological recovery in the sound. What researchers found was that the areas that were not cleaned were in better shape – with more wildlife and cleaner water and soil – than the areas that had been cleaned. The chemicals and high-pressure washing used to "clean" the area had destroyed the ecosystem in some parts of Prince William Sound.


And the QOTD: I don’t see this as counter intuitive at all.  What’s counter intuitive is the notion that man can do a better job than nature – in anything.  “That level of arrogance – assuming godly power – is currently the hallmark of global warming Goreons, and, of course, all political liberals in any endeavor.”



From The In Box

May 1, 2010

To Curtis Lowe

From: Curtis Lowe’s Mama

Subj: FW: Airplanes

Date: April 29, 2010


This is for all you airplane guys…hope you enjoy!

Awesome.  This is a compilation from the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last year.  I am hoping to get a couple-day pass from Mrs. Lowe to fly up to it this year…It’s like Disneyland for pilots.