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xkcd: Worst-Case Scenario - 原油流出事故のアクション映画的最悪のシナリオ


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Worst-Case Scenario(最悪のシナリオ)

記者: Dr.Scientist! The "top kill" has failed! What's the worst-case scenario for the gulf?

科学者: The worst-case scenario is what's happening now.

記者: Yes, but is there any way it could get worse?

科学者: Sure, but there are real disasters happening now, and you're substituting speculation and voyeurism for the investigative journalism we -

記者: Screw this! Let's ask Michael Bay.

マイケルベイ: The worst case? A hurricane tracks into the gulf, whipping the surface of the spill into a frothy mix of oil and air.

As the storm surges through the Bayous, sparking power lines ignite the fuel/air mix into a rolling, alligator-filled wall of flame.

Plowing northward, the fire hurricane destroys the old river control structure in Concordia, rerouting the Mississippi westward and sweeping Morgan city and the heart of cajun country out to sea.

James Carville emerges from the conflagration riding a burning alligator...

記者: Will this affect the midterm elections?

マイケルベイ: Massively.

Alt-text: To get serious analyses of hurricanes and oil slicks, see Jeff Masters' blog. To get serious discussions of worst-case scenario thinking, see Bruce Schneier's blog. To get enough Vitamin D, don't read any blogs and go outside instead.
 (ハリケーンの油膜の重要な分析を理解するため、Jeff Mastersのブログを見てください。最悪のシナリオに関する重大な議論を考えるためには、Bruce Schneierのブログを見てください。十分なビタミンDを得るためには、何のブログも見ずに、さっさと外で出てください。)








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