Sunday, May 16, 2010

Perspective

Via James Fallows, a fairly jaw-dropping look at the geographical magnitude of the oil spill in the gulf. If you overlay the spill's expanse as of May 13 on Washington, DC, it would stretch from just north of Baltimore to south of Fredericksburg, and as far west as Loudoun County. That would make my commute suck more than it already does. Here's how it would look in San Francisco.


















This application
lets you place a representation of the spill anywhere on the planet. TR, if you use this in a report, please feel free to credit me. Or send a candygram.

7 comments:

TJ said...

We doing a podcast today or what?

zman said...

It goes from New Bedford, MA to Kittery ME. Insane. It's bigger than Rhode Island. And Delaware.

TJ said...

Did Alf like waffles?

TJ said...

Jason Kubel SMASH!

Dave said...

america needs to stigmatize driving the way we stigmatized smoking. took the kids to the circus today-- the tiny outdoor smoking area was sparsely populated by lowlifes.

the same needs to happen to people that drive places: limited parking, derision, media bombardment, taxation, etc.

rob said...

i find it hard not to watch 'the usual suspects' when i stumble upon it

rob said...

army beat syracuse in the first round on the ncaa lax tourney. i approve.