Yes, yes, of course it\’s all BP\’s fault…..

BP PLC and other big oil companies based their plans for responding to a big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on U.S. government projections that gave very low odds of oil hitting shore, even in the case of a spill much larger than the current one.

The government models, which oil companies are required to use but have not been updated since 2004, assumed that most of the oil would rapidly evaporate or get broken up by waves or weather. In the weeks since the Deepwater Horizon caught fire and sank, real life has proven these models, prepared by the Interior Department\’s Mineral Management Service, wrong.

And yes, the scientists new they were wrong and yet the oil companies still had to use the estimates…..

6 thoughts on “Ahahahahaha”

  1. Sorry, did I just type ‘fanatics’?

    That’s wrong, fanatics are at least usually honest in their beliefs, at least. I meant to type ‘frauds’ or ‘conmen’, clearly…

  2. As seen elsewhere*:

    Why is it so difficult to stop the leak? Because its offshore in deep water.

    Then why is it so far offshore? Because the politicians told us t put it there.

    The Dude, IIRC.

  3. “All models are wrong, some are useful” said George Box. I add “many are useless and some are a bloody menace”.

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