Look at that large black stain on the face of the Earth. That black mark would be courtesy of BP’s disastrous oil leak, a giant stain on the crystalline blue Earth, if NASA models are right. While the National Center for Atmospheric Research says that their computer simulation shows one of the potential scenarios for the oilpocalypse spread—applying sea currents and typical weather on a neutral dye, not on actual oil—we couldn’t resist overlaying it over the complete image of the Earth.
Seeing what could be the extension of this catastrophe in relation to our entire home planet—only 132 days after the start of the deadly flood—gives the whole disaster a complete new dimension.
And while nobody should expect to see an sticky sea of black goo reaching Coney Island, Martha’s Vineyard, or Iceland any time soon, the fact is that the oil will eventually reach those places. It may be in imperceptible deadly bubbles to be eaten by Atlantic fish, in long viscous floating fingers, or thick blankets of oil. Whatever it is, it will get there. But then again, we humans keeps spilling crap all across the planet, right? So, who cares?