photo by Olivier Vandeginste
The Big Picture has another series of spectacular photos of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano outbreak.
My son has been stuck in southern Italy these last days due to the reduced air traffic in Europe. The gods willing, he is making his way home today.
One of the reasons I so enjoy the Information is Beautiful blog is that the author asks the right question and finds the clever answer so often.
David the creator of the graphic above just posted the following information:
"We got our figures wrong on the CO2 emissions of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajoekull. Badly wrong.
So we want to apologise.
We pride ourselves on good data and solid information. Despite detailed research and feedback from Icelandic vulcanologists, our figures were out by a magnitude of ten
The volcano is emitting 150,000 tons of CO2 per day, not 15,000 tons."
Even though David made an initial mistake, I still think the corrected image shows how graphics are good for presenting both the big picture and the small details of a situation.