25,000 Barrels of Oil Seen a New Way

This animation by Elude87 is pretty wild. This is the low-ball figure of what's being dumped into the gulf every day by the BP due to their negligence:

Via the NY Times:

Any frequent visitor here knows I’m interested in people who are experimenting with new ways to visualize phenomena — from the flow of aviation knitting our planet to the volume of our shared oceans and atmosphere.

Here’s a new entrant, using software tools from the gaming world to illustrate what a low-end estimate of the volume of oil gushing from the Gulf of Mexico seabed looks like if displayed as stacked barrels. (Hat tip to my elder son, Daniel, who saw this on Kotaku.com.)

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