Data Vis Dispatch, July 26

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

Welcome back to the 55th 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 heat, fire, and healthcare access.

For the second week, charts and maps were dominated by a massive heat wave in Europe:

The New York Times: Mapping Europe’s Heat Wave, July 19
The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s Record-Breaking Heat Wave Scorches the Continent, July 20
Financial Times: Climate graphic of the week: When heat records fall, July 24
The Guardian: Europe’s record summer of heat and fires – visualised, July 26
Le Monde: Heat wave: View the high-temperature records broken in France in June and July, July 20
La Data Cuenta: La tierra seca, sin agua, July 20
The Economist: A rising share of people are exposed to dangerously high temperatures, July 21

The Tour de France went forward despite staggering temperatures:

The Washington Post: As Europe’s heat wave melts roads, Tour de France races into an uncertain future, July 23
Serac: Tour de France 2022, le classement général, July 20

These charts compared cities around the world to illustrate the current heat wave and the climate future:

The Washington Post: London hit 104 degrees. That’s like 129 degrees in Phoenix, July 23
El País: Olas de calor: lo que viene es peor, July 24

With heat comes fire:

The San Francisco Chronicle: These maps show severe fires are morphing California forests into something we won’t recognize, July 25
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Europa in Flammen, July 21
La Vanguardia: España enfrenta el peor verano de incendios de los últimos 15 años, July 20
Le Monde: Les incendies en Europe n’ont jamais été aussi importants qu’à l’été 2022, July 19
El Confidencial: Zamora-León-Ourense: el nuevo ‘triángulo de las Bermudas’ de los incendios en España, July 23

People in rich countries — especially men — are not as concerned about the climate as those in poorer ones. But they’re still more concerned than their own representatives:

The Economist: Do men and women think about climate change differently?, July 22
The New York Times: Which Elected Leaders Should Do More on Climate? What Americans Say, in Four Maps, July 19

In U.S. politics this week — abortion, redistricting, and reading the tea leaves on the Supreme Court:

The New York Times: Interstate Abortion Travel Is Already Straining Parts of the System, July 23
Bloomberg: Black Districts Gutted as Suburban Flight Reshapes Congress Maps, July 20
The Los Angeles Times: L.A. County Sheriff election map shows deep divisions as Villanueva battles for reelection, July 22
FiveThirtyEight: Want To Know Where The Supreme Court Goes Next? Look At Alito’s And Thomas’s Dissents, July 20

Two maps showed damage to Ukrainian cities at a street-by-street scale:

Financial Times: Rebuilding one street in Ukraine, July 20
The New York Times: Last Stand at Azovstal: Inside the Siege That Shaped the Ukraine War, July 24
Reuters: The Road to Stalemate, July 20

And the war in Ukraine is shaking up international relations on a larger scale as well:

Le Monde: La relation russo-turque à l’épreuve du terrain, July 20
USA Today: What NATO would gain if Finland and Sweden join the alliance?, July 21

Public health topics included healthcare inequality, disability rates, and COVID surveillance:

The Guardian: Covid vaccine figures lay bare global inequality as global target missed, July 21
The Washington Post: Big Hospitals Provide Skimpy Charity Care—Despite Billions in Tax Breaks, July 25
Financial Times: Chronic illness makes UK workforce the sickest in developed world, July 21
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: 103 Kläranlagen für die Virusjagd: Das Monitoring von Corona-Spuren im Abwasser wird massiv ausgebaut, July 19

Other visualizations covered educational outcomes, economic trends, social tolerance, and milk alternatives:

The Economist: Schools in poor countries are failing women, July 25
The Wall Street Journal: What a Strong Dollar Means for the Rest of the World, July 22
Bloomberg: Xi Faces Surprise Revolt From Chinese Homebuyers on Mortgage Boycott, July 19
Szabad Európa: Ábrákon mutatjuk meg, hogyan tüntetné el az összes szivárványt a kormány, July 22
SBS News: 내가 마시는 우유의 나비효과는?, July 21

What else we found interesting

The Washington Post: Visualizing Europe’s heat wave with melting popsicles, July 19
The New York Times: Where Abortion Is on the Ballot, July 20
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Hotpants für Mädchen, Shorts für Jungs, July 22

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