... Forget the word “spill.”
“This isn’t a spill,” said Kerry St. Pe, who headed Louisiana’s oil spill response team for 23 years. “This isn’t a storage tank or a ship with a finite amount of oil that has boundaries. This is much, much worse.”
It’s a river of oil flowing from the bottom of the Gulf at the rate of 210,000 gallons a day that officials say could be running for two months or more...
Rivers of hydrocarbons are going to play havoc with the entire Gulf ecosystem.
It's summer. I wonder what the albedo of crude oil on top of water is without normal evaporation to cool the surface?
So it Could be a nasty hurricane season, too.