Data Vis Dispatch, July 18

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

Welcome back to the 102nd 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 toxic substances, xenophobia, and heat. Plus: an opportunity to work on the Dispatch yourself as our Werkstudent*in.

It was another normal week of life-threatening heat waves:

Zeit Online: Ein Juli wie die Klimakrise im Zeitraffer, July 17
Zeit Online: So viel heißer wäre die aktuelle Hitze in Zukunft, July 13
The Wall Street Journal: Dangerous Heat Wave Broils Southern U.S., July 14
Zeit Online: Der “Heat Dome” ist zurück, July 12
SRF: Hitzeinseln treffen Ärmere stärker, July 11

And don’t bother thinking about cooling off in the water:

The New York Times: How Hot Is the Sea Off Florida Right Now? Think 90s Fahrenheit, July 12
The Washington Post: The exceedingly low odds of Vermont’s flooding disaster, visualized, July 13
The Wall Street Journal: The Flooding in Vermont Is ‘Historic and Catastrophic,’ Governor Says, July 11
The Economist: In drought-stricken Europe, leaky pipes are worsening the problem, July 18

These charts covered the health risks of substances from lead to alcohol to artificial sweeteners:

The Wall Street Journal: What AT&T and Verizon Knew About Toxic Lead Cables, July 12
The Washington Post: Alcohol consumption surged during the pandemic — and deaths followed, July 13
The Wall Street Journal: Is Aspartame Bad for Your Health? What to Know About Diet Coke’s Key Ingredient, July 14

From the war in Ukraine this week — a map of strikes in Crimea, a table of Russia’s allies, and a chart on Russian casualties:

Reuters: The counteroffensive in Crimea, July 17
Zeit Online: Putins Freunde, July 15
The Economist: A new study finds that 47,000 Russian combatants have died in Ukraine, July 12

Finally, economic charts covered every scale from U.S. hospitality wages this month to world demographics over 60 years:

The Wall Street Journal: Pay Raises Are Finally Beating Inflation After Two Years of Falling Behind, July 17
Financial Times: Home ownership in Britain has become a hereditary privilege, July 14
The Wall Street Journal: The Key Number to Watch in U.S. Bank Earnings, July 14
Zeit Online: Bin ich wirklich Mittelschicht?, July 14
The New York Times: How a Vast Demographic Shift Will Reshape the World, July 16

What else we found interesting

The Washington Post: The odyssey behind your beachcombing treasures, July 13

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