California spurred to change by Gulf oil spill; Californians, not so much

Fascinating duo of stories in today's papers. In the Los Angeles Times, news that the Governor and the California Legislature are moving into high gear on an ambitious renewable energy standard, supported (yes!) by major utilities. In the words of our Gov: "One needs only to look to the Gulf of Mexico and the tragedyContinue reading “California spurred to change by Gulf oil spill; Californians, not so much”

Oh boy (I read the news today — the oil news)

If a hurricane comes, it will only the oily mess in the Gulf of Mexico worse: "If you get a storm which is coming toward the coast you can get a significant storm surge," {William] Drennan told [Brian Beutler] in an interview Thursday afternoon. "If you get a storm surge, then the top meter ofContinue reading “Oh boy (I read the news today — the oil news)”

Where the oil will go, scientists say

According to National Center for Atmospheric Research, this animation is the scenario that best fits their model of ocean currents, and their best guess as to what will happen once the gusher of oil from BP's rig in the Gulf of Mexico is "entrained" in the Loop Current that runs around Florida and up theContinue reading “Where the oil will go, scientists say”