IfItWasMyHome.com is a website that lets you re-create the BP oil spill in your own backyard. Here is what it would look like if the disaster originated in Manhattan, before spreading out to the rest of New York City.
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In this screenshot, we can see that the oil spill would’ve already flooded across the entire island of Manhattan, across the East River, and into the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, the hypothetical spill would’ve crossed over the Hudson River into New Jersey and up into the Bronx as well.
What IfItWasMyHome.com does is add even more urgency and horror to a crisis–by demonstrating the impact it could’ve had on civilizations, emphasizing its devastation in the Gulf.