Deepwater Horizon - A Graphical View of the Numbers

David McCandless via Information Is Beautiful

The scale of the numbers being reported from the Deepwater Horizon disaster are starting to lose their meaning for me. Luckily, David McCandless over at Information is Beautiful is putting his analytical mind to the data and spitting out a graph to put some of these numbers into perspective.

That's just a taste of the full graphic up above. In his post, McCandless asks, "Oil, can we afford to spill it?" No doubt the answer to that question is "no" but click through for his graphical explanation. David McCandless via Information Is Beautiful

As always McCandless is transparent about his data.

Tags: Oil | Oil Spill


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