Thursday, August 30, 2012

Largest Oil Spills in History

One thing that's great about this era of data visualization is the abundance of ways there are to look at data interactively. Here's a look at the largest oil spills since 1901. These are actual spills and blowouts and don't include equally catastrophic events like ongoing seepage or waste, which has taken such a toll on the Ecuadorean Amazon. Still, these are a bunch of black marks on the Earth and a reminder that it's time we reduced our consumption of fossil fuels such as oil before switching to alternative renewable green fuels.


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