There is no low impact solution when oil is involved

From Chris Harmon: “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.”

I’ve attached this link for two reasons: 1) to reinforce the urgency of addressing our use of energy and the role the design community must play in solving the problem (40% of our energy is consumed by buildings) and 2) as an example of a beautiful presentation that tells a compelling story with few words and simple images.

Credit is also due to Nathan Yau whose blog Flowing Data is a rich source of inspiration for anyone trying to tell a story with images.