Gulf spill: Containing the slick

By Peter Griffin 17/05/2010

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  • Repeat after me: “I am feeling relaxed. Everything is going to plan. Nothing to see here. Everything is under control.”

    “If winds or currents present a problem… will need to be adjusted …”

    Not reassured? Why might that be? Well, it looks like they have about a month, before things get really interesting, wind-wise: “June- too soon. July– stand by! August– look out you must. September– remember. October, all over.”

    Deep Horizon is shaping up to be an event to seriously dent the complacency of an oil-dependent generation. As one 17-yr-old I know noted: “Electric cars, anyone?”