Monday, May 31, 2010


Oil leak in perspective

by Larry Geller

Just trying to be not so Oahu-centric, here is a mashup of Kauai as if the oil spill had happened in Hawaii:

Oil spill

The website is In Perspective: Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster.  You can plug in any city your like and watch it get covered with oil.

They’ve helpfully included a ticker with articles from the Oil Drum, a live video feed from BP, and a counter that resembles the display on a gas pump showing an estimate of how many gallons of oil have been spilled so far.

It turns out that the display is made available by PBS Newshour, so here it is. Scary, huh?



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