If there were as many people policing oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico as there were people designing infographics about the BP Gulf spill, there would … well … be no need for all of these oil spill infographics. That said, this is, hands down, the best one yet.
Created by The Washington Post, it details both the top-level economic impacts of the spill…
…and the local ecosystems under threat:
It’s a masterful exercise in information density, that gives you the macro and micro view of the calamity. There’s no superfluous prettiness here–just a staggering reflection of the crisis’s magnitude, told using the facts.