Data Vis Dispatch, May 23
May 23rd, 2023
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The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 41st edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.
Recurring topics this week include war in Ukraine, natural gas in the European Union, and billionaires in the United States.
This week brought more maps of the presidential results in France:
With the first-round vote in, there was time for some deeper analysis — first, of the growing success of far-right candidates:
And second, of the dismal results for France’s traditional major parties:
Looking ahead to the runoff vote this Sunday, Les Echos and Le Monde both offered interactive tools to explore how other candidates’ supporters might split between Macron and Le Pen:
Meanwhile, Russia is renewing its attack on eastern Ukraine:
Although Ukrainian troops in Mariupol are still holding out after over a month of siege, the news from the city is bleak:
Millions of Ukrainians are displaced internally and abroad, while Russian media still barely acknowledges the war:
Europe is looking to liquid natural gas as an alternative to Russian imports:
Even as key sectors miss their targets to lower emissions:
After two years of COVID, the treatment backlog is overwhelming England’s healthcare system:
A breakout topic of the week — the richest Americans and where their money goes:
And two neat rank charts took us through a century of Northern Irish politics on the one hand, and intergenerational social media usage on the other:
Other visualizations covered everything from high tides after Tonga’s volcanic eruption to the rise of Uniqlo in China:
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