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Really puts it into perspective, doesn’t it?

Eyeballing ANWR with Google Earth: “Xeni Jardin:

Boing Boing reader Jim says,

It’s final innings for the Arctic Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as Congress gets ready to fill it with oil wells. The Sierra Club has done some cool Google Earth maps in an attempt to show people what’s at risk and what it’s really like there — face it, most of us will never visit the Refuge — that’s why it’s wild. My favorite map is the one that shows all the oil wells already in the Arctic. You don’t need a label to recognize the 5 percent that’s been saved by having the Refuge.

Link.

(Via Boing Boing.)

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