2010 Roatan Marine Park Photo Contest

BP Oil Spill vs. The World

As the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico grows ever more catastrophic, it can be hard to truly grasp the scope of this disaster amidst all the rapidly changing numbers and apocalyptic predictions. It wasn’t until I visited If It Was My Home – Visualizing the BP Oil Spill (http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/) that I could get my head around the mind-blowing size of the spill. For example, this is the size of the spill compared to my current residence on the island of Oahu in Hawaii: Try to imagine that entire area covered in an oily sludge…. I’ve included more screenshots comparing the oil spill to other places around the world. Be sure to visit http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com to track the spread » read more «