The Oil Could Spread all Over the Atlantic

Oh good.

BOULDER—A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators.

For some reason, the animated visualization of the spill reminds me of a Gerald Scarfe animation from The Wall:

Not to get all Wizard of Oz on this, but try playing the following Pink Floyd clip at the same time as the oil spill clip.