The massive oil spill spreading through the gulf of mexico is a horrific environmental disaster that could have a devastating effect on bird populations, marine life, and the coastal ecology but, crass though it may seem, the very real political implications must also be considered.
3 a national, priority-directed program of baseline research and monitoring is needed to develop an understanding of the environmental and ecological characteristics of areas that may be affected by oil spills in the future and to identify any unique sensitivity to oil effects 4. The political chemistry of oil ted talk by lisa margonelli of the new america foundation energy policy initiative about the aftermath of the gulf oil spill, political theater and confronting.
Media and politics impact on the oil spill disaster that isn’t by brian westenhaus - aug 20, 2010, why oceans are so resilient to oil spills next post. Chemistry behind oil spills what is an oil spill crude oils water + oil = an oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment. Bp's runaway oil gusher is having an impact far beyond the shores of the gulf of mexico on this 48th day of the well disaster, cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has a sunday journal: images of tainted waters and afflicted wildlife will leave lasting memories of the oil spill in the gulf of mexico.
Oil spills may be due to releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel) and their by-products, heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. Zhendi wang is a senior research scientist and head of oil spill research of environment canada, working in the oil and toxic chemical spill research field he has authored over 270 academic publications and won a number of national and international scientific honors and awards.
So i'm going to talk to you about you about the political chemistry of oil spills and why this is an incredibly important, long, oily, hot summer, and why we need to keep ourselves from getting distracted but before i talk about the political chemistry, i actually need to talk about the chemistry of oil.
Noaa's office of response and restoration is the primary science adviser to the us coast guard during a major oil spill knowledge of the chemical make-up of the particular oil, whether it is a crude oil or refined fuel oil, is critical in making response decisions when there is spill. Oil spill, media spill, political spill by ross anderson | may 26, 2010 when bp’s deepwater horizon oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico last month, phones started ringing at the desks of federal scientists 2,200 miles away on the shores of seattle’s lake washington. Speaking one month after the massive gulf of mexico oil spill, lisa margonelli shows how drilling moratoriums and executive ousters make for good theater, but distract us from the issue at heart: our unrestrained oil consumption.