Putting things in perspective


From: Full damage from BP oil spill is not yet known – but US may have been lucky | Environment | The Guardian

“In the 85 days of the leak, the worst accidental spillage in history, nearly 184m gallons of crude oil are estimated to have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico, the ninth largest body of water in the world. That is a lot, but no more than Americans burn every five hours and 10 minutes.”

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