Hurricane vs. Oil Slick
What would happen if a tropical storm hit the oil floating in the Gulf?
Explainer thanks Kerry Emanuel of MIT and Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center.
Chris Mooney is a Knight fellow in science journalism at MIT. He is the author of The Republican War on Science and, with Sheril Kirshenbaum, Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future.
Photograph of Gulf oil spill by by NASA via Getty Images.