This morning Cord posted a startling chart about BP's oil spill accounting in their latest Sustainability Review. The chart shows BP's "volume of oil spilled" in 2006, 2008, and 2010, and was pretty infuriating as it didn't include numbers from the Gulf oil spill. Which, obviously, changes things.
Here are the numbers that the graph was culled from:
Happiness Brussels has put together an art project to raise money for (and awareness about) about the oil spill relief, with limited-edition posters bearing the simple but strong message "Oil & Water Do Not Mix." The hook? They are using oil from the oil spill in the Gulf for the prints. They sell for 150 pounds apiece, with all proceeds going to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
There's an interesting story over at CNN.com, which discusses the degree of difficulty in President Barack Obama's speech to the country on Tuesday evening. Linguists are apparently arguing over whether the content of the address, which concerned the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was too complex for viewers at home.
According to Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor, Obama's speech, which he graded a "B," catered to elites. Payack says it was written at nearly a 10th grade reading-level, as opposed to the addresses Obama typically give, which typically fall between grade seven to eight. He also noted that the sentences he used were particularly dense, including ones that stretched nearly 20 words long.