Skip to comments.Tony Wood answers questions about the oil spill in the Gulf (AMU Masters Student)
Posted on 07/12/2010 10:58:49 AM PDT by Danae
Tony Wood answers questions about the oil spill in the Gulf (AMU Masters Student)
Tony Wood is a Masters Student at American Military University. I learned of this video through the "Masters of Disaster" group that I am a part of. I am a member of this group because I am currently enrolled in the Emergency and Disaster Management program at AMU. Tony gives a good explanation as to why Chemical dispersants are being used, and gives us the public some good information which isn't really making it out into the news. I hope ya'all find this video informative!
Interesting, just finished a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies from AMU because I could not make up my mind on going for a doctoral degree. Again, interesting.
Since I was a teenager, I’ve been occasionally hearing expert opinions that state the dispersants are worse than the oil, that the ocean is not like a sink full of greasy dishwater and that throwing in dispersants is simply tossing in poison after poison.
Well they are for sure Toxic, but not as toxic as losing a relief rescue ship and all their personnel, the very same people who are working to stop the spill. It isn’t to disperse the oil, its to make the gasses in with the oil water soluble so they don’t rise and kill the men and women on the surface.
If people can’t work there at all, then what do we do? Let it keep going? Ah.. no... Sometimes, there are few good options, and in this case using the dispersant and making it possible to shut down the well far outweighs it’s toxicity.
You were a student at AMU? Awesome! I didn’t know of any other FReepers who were! Take a look at the Masters of Disaster on Linkedin. Thats where I hooked up with my peers. I have to say, this university is fantastic. The people there are so highly qualified in the fields they teach in... amazing. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be taught by them, they really are fantastic.
Yep, and I concur, AMU has some very qualified professors.
My time there did give me the time I needed to decide on a doctoral degree....will be doing on at Univ. of Southern Miss. Gulf Coast in International Development with emphasis in/on Security Studies.
Right on! Sounds fascinating! I am planning on adding a certificate in Homeland Security to my degree. Who knows, I may go for my Masters as well depending on the Job Market... I have a couple years to go right now as it is... so hopefully.... :)