Nonsense Technology

In case you weren’t already dismayed by that oil spill…

…head on over to and map a scale image of the oil plume onto your current city or town. Here you can see the result for my location:

The site admins update the image of the oil plume regularly using satellite data from NOAA. They also have a live video feed of the spill and a running total of gallons leaked, just in case the visualization of an oil plume covering your home and the surrounding vicinity wasn’t enough to ruin your day.

via flowingdata