Ice roads and helicopter pads, which will melt each spring, will minimize man's footprint, which will be on a 2,000-acre plot about one-fifth the size of Dulles Airport. Nevertheless, opponents say the environmental cost is too high for what the ineffable John Kerry calls "a few drops of oil." Some drops. The estimated 10.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil -- such estimates frequently underestimate actual yields -- could supply all the oil needs of Kerry's Massachusetts for 75 years.Let us all follow George Will's advice, pile into the van, and move to Massachusetts. This should keep us supplied with oil for three more generations, at least.
Moral: A pair of granny glasses does not a deep thinker make.
Update: Others have caught on to this spin, from Peak.Oil.com:
* Draws a dotted line on the graph , pushing the peak back another week or so *
Is this what we are reduced to ?
No doubt some effort has gone into this "discovery" and it amounts to a weeks worth of oil ? And it warrants "huge" ?
Im rather dissapointed in the BBC for not qualifying exactly what 700 million barrels really means in the big scheme of things. There should have been a foot note or something saying how much the world uses a day , or a year to put things into perspective.
I guess some politicians will indicate that its like a billion years worth of oil for Nebraska or something.