Below the fold (due to its large size) is an infographic depiction of the Gulf oil spill, including a timeline of the spill, the numbers of lives impacted, and last but not least, a graphic that compares this leak to others. You’ll be astonished to see just how small this spill is compared to the Iraq war “spill” where more than 500 million gallons of oil were intentionally dumped into the environment. The scale of our greed is truly sickening.
Data sourced from BBC. Many thanks to Claire from IGLU Cruise for sending this to me. Here’s the link to the original graphic, which is easier to read since it is not limited to 500 pixels wide.