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And from there when I am a third or halfway through and realize that I am not as hooked by the language or plot (sometimes a voice wears on me after awhile), or emotionally invested in the characters’ arcs, then my interest starts to drop off.
Based on the science, expecting to adequately remedy large spills with current technologies seems like wishful thinking. And there will be no change unless responsible authorities do three things: give communities most affected by a catastrophic spill the democratic right to say no to high-risk projects, such as tankers or pipelines; publicly recognize that responding to a large oil spill is as haphazard as responding to a large earthquake and that there is no real techno-fix; and recognize that industry won’t adopt more effective technologies that actually recover oil from the ocean until governments and communities properly price the risk of catastrophic spills and demand upfront multi-billion-dollar bonds for compensation. “If they spill, they must lose a bloody fortune,” says Short.
*Correction, Sept. 18, 2014: This article misidentified Ohio University as the University of Ohio at Athens. ( Return .)