Sunday, June 06, 2010
Thanks to Bowsprite for directing us to Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster, a site which enables us to appreciate the size of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico if it were in our home waters.
The graphic above shows how far the oil spill would extend if the Deepwater Horizon rig had been in the vicinity of Block Island.
Not only all of Narragansett Bay but all the coastline of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands would be affected, not to mention all of Long Island Sound and the south coast of Long Island. Basically everywhere I would ever sail.
This really brings home (literally) the enormity of this ecological disaster.
Anyone want to argue for more deep water offshore drilling in their own backyard?