September 19th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 56th 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 Earth Overshoot Day, social mobility, and floods.
An intriguing study published this week found that poor kids have better social mobility when they grow up in an area where friendships aren’t segregated by class:
It’s summertime in 2022, so of course we saw maps on flood and fire:
And after another summer of climate disasters, we might be looking at a winter of fossil fuel shortages:
Negotiations in the Senate this week seemed to revive the possibility of major U.S. investment in climate measures:
Other political charts (and tables!) showed some gaps between rhetoric and reality:
Other charts covered inflation, women’s football, and salary comparisons:
And maps this week looked at volcanoes in the Pacific and train travel in Europe:
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