Posts Tagged ‘Gulf of Mexico oil spill’

Crunching the Oil Spill Numbers

July 30, 2010 |  by  |  1 Comment

As promised, I’ll share my trick to sizing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with previous catastrophes is working with different units.

Self-interest plays a role in how previous spills and the BP gusher are reported. Amounts in gallons look MUCH BIGGER than amounts in barrels…and weight in tonnes look MUCH SMALLER…

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