Are We Losing Interest in the Oil Spill?


Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

2 comments on “Are We Losing Interest in the Oil Spill?
  1. I think, for some of us, that we’ve said all we can say: we’ve voiced our anger and indignation and fear, and other than updates (the oil is still pouring out) there’s not much new to say.

    I do think, however, that BP is counting on our becoming numb to the situation. The longer this goes on, the more we think of it as somehow “normal” as the rage over this gross mishandling of our natural resources becomes dulled with time.

    I don’t know what else to say, other than to poke people every now and then and say “It’s still going on. We shouldn’t let this go.”

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