February 20th, 2024
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 121st 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 the 28th U.N. Climate Change Conference, pop culture memories, and the teeny-tiny parts in our tech gadgets.
Even though war is an unpleasant topic, visualizations can help us understand it — and we believe it’s important to show them. On the war between Hamas and Israel, several diagrams this week dealt with damage and displacement in the Gaza Strip:
One article we found deals with the use of words about war and how this could relate to political thinking:
Other visualizations covered Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine:
COP28, the U.N.’s 28th annual climate summit, started on November 30. Not surprisingly, we found a large number of charts about climate change and its main causes — in particular, CO₂:
Carbon emissions and rising temperatures are just the beginning of climate visualization topics. Their effects on the weather and on people were also explored:
The effects of climate change on the agricultural sector deserve their own cluster:
On international routes of migration and trade:
Off to U.S. politics. Spoiler: The U.S. Senate is pretty old:
A very special topic in this week’s economic charts: Where do the little components in our gadgets come from? And what does China have to do with it?:
Money, money, money. An omnipresent topic:
The cities that we live in and travel to starred in two charts this week:
Unsurprising, sad, and always important to remember — violence against women is still a problem around the world:
Let’s move on to something happier — memories in pop culture:
We also learned interesting things about sleep, the origin of country names, and submarines:
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