Rogue hydrocarbons

It’s official: the Gulf of Mexico spill is the largest accidental oceanic spill (bigger than Ixtoc), with roughly 5 million barrels released.

And so static kill begins.

Something to think about (via a most excellent infographic site–information is beautiful):

I’ll let you work out which one’s the silly one.  The scale of the two non-silly ones is fairly tremendous, but interesting nevertheless.

Image licensed under CC 2.0, David McCandless 2009.  Original here.

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