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LTX Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 04:41 PM
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202. Well, we'll have to disagree somewhat --
The current situation is perplexing to a great many scientists. There is, of course, a vested monetary interest on the part of BP in downplaying the spill and its effects, so its only natural to discount their assessments. But they are not the only ones assessing the situation, and it was in fact the NOAA that made the 75% capture, burn, skim, evaporate, and dispersion estimate. I don't have any legitimate reason at present to discount that estimate (and I don't view "government scientists are liars" as a reason). I think it is as irresponsible to claim that the current scientific estimates are giant conspiratorial lies as it is to claim that "everything is hunky dory."
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