Animation unspills the Oil Spill

(Vimeo Direktoil'd, via Brainpickings)

Chris Harmon hat anlässlich des einjährigen Jahrestages des Deepwater Horizon Oilspills diese Animation produziert, die zeigt, wieviel Öl damals bis heute in den Golf von Mexiko geflossen sind.

A year ago, a massive oil spill began in the Gulf. The entire country was glued to the news until the well was capped, and then we forgot about it. As the year anniversary was fast approaching I became curious, just how much oil was that exactly? Where would it have gone? What I found was shocking.

So in an effort to further our discussion on oil dependency I created this short animation. I've spent all of my free time in the last month putting this together to help illustrate just how dependent we truly are on oil.