Encyclopedia of Earth and BP/Deepwater Horizon Fiasco May 27, 2010Posted by Jill S. Schneiderman in BP/Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe, fossil fuel, oil, oil spill.
Encyclopedia of Earth, is a relatively new electronic reference about Earth’s natural environments and society’s interactions with them. It’s free, searchable, and credible–a peer-reviewed collection of articles written in non-technical language by scholars and educators that is supported by the National Council for Science and the Environment (a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking).
As the ongoing BP/Deepwater Horizon fiasco unfolds, check out an article in the Encyclopedia by Cutler Cleveland, professor of geography and environment at Boston University. Cleveland comprehensively summarizes and analyzes the situation. We need to understand what happened; we’re going to live with effects of this episode for a very long time.