Disasters at home

BBC’s Dimensions web site lets you place environmental disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in your own neighborhood.

Here’s the Bhopal chemical cloud (sudden poisonous gas release in 1984 killed 4,000) set in Lower Manhattan:

Ozone alert, my eye.

There’s also non-cat opportunities. Here I’ve put the Paris of 1852 over Paris, Texas:

Kinda spooky.

More fun here. (Via Flowing Data.)


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