January 31st, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 58th 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 drought, babies, and historical anniversaries.
Europe’s hot, dry summer continues:
Meanwhile, in the near future climate change will create an “extreme heat belt” around the Mississippi and increase the likelihood of a devastating megastorm in California:
So, naturally, one of the pressing challenges of the moment is to… find new sources of natural gas:
Energy prices are feeding into a general cost-of-living crisis:
In U.S. politics this week — crime, abortion, and the Inflation Reduction Act:
Not to mention some basic issues of democracy:
Several anniversaries got attention this week. It’s been one year since the Taliban took control of Kabul, 75 years since the independence and partition of India and Pakistan, and 500 years since the first trip around the world:
Our last breakout topic was babies and baby names:
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