Data Vis Dispatch, February 28

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 83rd 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 climate forecasts and one year of war in Ukraine.

Last Friday, February 24th, marked one year since the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine. How has the past year changed Ukraine and the rest of the world? Here’s what data journalists found.

The New York Times: The West Tried to Isolate Russia. It Didn’t Work, February 23
El País: How Putin has unleashed the most globalized war since 1945, February 25
South China Morning Post: The war in Ukraine, 1 year on, February 24
The Washington Post: Follow the 600-mile front line between Ukrainian and Russian forces, February 21
Le Figaro: De l’invasion russe à la bataille de Bakhmout : un an de guerre en Ukraine raconté en cartes, February 22
Al Jazeera: Mapping major battles of the Ukraine war, one year on, February 21
Bloomberg: More Ukrainians Are Settling Abroad as War Grinds On, February 25
TEXTY.ORG.UA: A year of war, February 24
The Economist: Data from satellites reveal the vast extent of fighting in Ukraine, February 23
El País: Lo que 15.000 alarmas antiaéreas cuentan de la guerra en Ucrania, February 22

Next up: climate data vis. This week, we look at three maps that show the current effects and the forecasted future of our heating climate. What can we expect in Antarctica, Europe, and the U.S.?

El País: El centro del mundo se desmigaja como una galleta, February 24
Bloomberg: Ski Resorts Are Surviving Climate Change with More Money and Less Snow, February 24
The Washington Post: The risk of damage from hurricane winds will shift in coming decades, February 27

Hurricane winds aren’t the only natural disasters causing destruction. The before-and-after map below shows the darkening of a Turkish city after being hit by an earthquake earlier this month.

The Washington Post: The ancient Turkish city that ceased to exist after the earthquakes, February 23

Other fascinating visualizations of the week cover the journey of a Chinese balloon, the U.S. presidents’ executive orders, protest-related roadblocks in Peru, or a timeline of technological progress.

The Washington Post: How the U.S. improvised a plan to deal with a Chinese balloon, February 23
The Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court’s Student-Loan Case Will Test Limits of Presidential Power, February 26
Reuters: Peru Blockaded, February 23
NEXO: Brasil tem número recorde de mortes por dengue em 2022, February 22
Our World in Data: Technology over the long run: zoom out to see how dramatically the world can change within a lifetime, February 22

What else we found interesting

El Confidencial: Manual para entender el duelo de carros de combate, February 24
Bloomberg: Ford’s Electric Pickup Is Built From Metal That’s Damaging the Amazon, February 27
The Financial Times: From ‘paradise’ to hell, February 28
USA Today: Now that’s one giant penguin: Fossilized bones of 340-pound ‘monster bird’ discovered in New Zealand, February 22

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