Wired Magazine’s Geekdad guide to BP’s ongoing oil botch succinctly puts the spill into 5th-grader context, helping your kids (and us) wrap their brains around it: “If you were to fill gallon milk jugs with the oil and put them on a U.S. football field, you’d cover 91 percent of the field. Every day. In less than three days at that rate, enough oil would leak to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. If the leak began on April 22nd, it’s been leaking steadily for about 19 days so far, so that would mean enough oil has leaked to fill nearly seven such pools.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.