Re: birding-aus maybe one day humankind will wake up to itself

Subject: Re: birding-aus maybe one day humankind will wake up to itself
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 17:38:13 +1000
I know the media tried to beat up the scale of the oil spill by giving
its size in litres but I didn't come across any reference to 80,000
MILLION litres, which would have sunk a whole fleet of oil tankers.

I believe the actual figure was 80,000 litres or, at a guess, 100 tons.
Not at all large when compared with the Torrey Canyon and Exxon Valdez
at about 100,000 tons and 200,000+ tons. Yup, I've forgotten how to
spell their names.

This is not to trivialise the incident but to remind people about the
scale of the threat.

Michael Norris

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