We’ve been bringing you infogaphics on the BP spill, and they’ve told the story in bits and pieces. This crazy thing is another matter entirely. According to the designer Carol Zuber-Mallison at ZM Graphics, it was created in a frantic, four-day span and grew as the news kept rolling in.
And as you can see, any single section tells a massive portion of the story. And by my count, there’s almost 20 separate sets of graphs. For example, you get the environmental impacts:
The impact on the fishing industry:
The mess of fixes that BP is trying out: