Here’s Blue Planet Almanac’s last Monday’s guest, John Amos of SkyTruth, discussing their estimates of the scale of the BP – Halliburton – Transocean Gulf of Mexico oil disaster with Chuck Todd of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown. Chuck talked with John just yesterday.
Pay careful attention to SkyTruth’s disaster estimates with what our government, including Thad Allen of the Coast Guard and President Obama’s scientists are telling us.
Now, ask yourself, are you inclined to trust numbers from government scientists, who work with the bureaucracy which has admitted to consistently underestimating the scale of the spill from day one? Or would you be more inclined to trust the numbers provided by John and his colleagues who published their Op Ed piece in last week’s NY Times? And if you want to hear even more voices in support of this, look at this piece by Andrew C. Revkin in the NY Times.
To put this in a different light, would you be more willing to trust the scientists’ numbers from universities and NGOs who make these estimates their professional business, or would you prefer to trust the organization that brings you the skill of the IRS or the Census Bureau and which consistently rewards mediocrity?