Graph of the Day for August 9, 2010

"The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been a rare voice arguing that the spill - he calls it ‘the leak' - is anything less than an ecological calamity, scoffing at the avalanche of end-is-nigh eco-hype.  Well, Limbaugh has a point. The Deepwater Horizon explosion was an awful tragedy for the 11 workers who died on the rig, and it's no leak... But so far - while it's important to acknowledge that the long-term potential danger is simply unknowable for an underwater event that took place just three months ago - it does not seem to be inflicting severe environmental damage."  Time.





Source:  
Business Insider.


Hoven's Index for August 9, 2010


Barrels of oil spilled by Exxon Valdez:  257,000

Barrels of oil spilled by Deepwater Horizon:  4,900,000

Sources:  National Park Service and Deepwater Horizon Unified Command.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been a rare voice arguing that the spill - he calls it ‘the leak' - is anything less than an ecological calamity, scoffing at the avalanche of end-is-nigh eco-hype.  Well, Limbaugh has a point. The Deepwater Horizon explosion was an awful tragedy for the 11 workers who died on the rig, and it's no leak... But so far - while it's important to acknowledge that the long-term potential danger is simply unknowable for an underwater event that took place just three months ago - it does not seem to be inflicting severe environmental damage."  Time.





Source:  
Business Insider.


Hoven's Index for August 9, 2010


Barrels of oil spilled by Exxon Valdez:  257,000

Barrels of oil spilled by Deepwater Horizon:  4,900,000

Sources:  National Park Service and Deepwater Horizon Unified Command.


Graph of the Day Archive.

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