Data Vis Dispatch, March 7

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

Welcome back to the 84th 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 included unequal carbon emissions and the anniversary of war in Ukraine.

February 24th marked one full year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine:

The Washington Post: When Ukraine goes dark, March 1
The Wall Street Journal: Ukrainians Work Through Blackouts, Internet Outages as Russia Targets Power Grid, March 6
The Wall Street Journal: From Javelins to Tanks: What $30 Billion in U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine Looks Like, March 2
Der Spiegel: The Deaths Putin Is Seeking to Keep Quiet, March 2

It’s also been one month since a massive series of earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria:

Reuters: 10,000 tremors, March 1

This week, some charts compared carbon emissions across different countries:

The Washington Post: The United States has caused the most global warming. When will China pass it?, March 1
CarbonBrief: UK emissions fall 3.4% in 2022 as coal use drops to lowest level since 1757, March 6

While others showed how carbon footprints differ between rich and poor:

The New York Times: The American Exception, February 28
Bloomberg: Elon Musk Is So Busy His Private Jet Is Taking 13-Minute Flights, March 2

Other climate and environmental topics included milk replacements, illegal logging, and how Americans heat their homes:

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Über (pflanzliche) Milch lässt sich streiten, March 6
Reuters: Drought in California, March 2
Der Spiegel: Wie Holzräuber die ältesten Wälder Europas zerstören, March 1
The Wall Street Journal: How Gas From Texas Becomes Cooking Fuel in France, March 3
The Washington Post: America’s great home heating divide, visualized, March 6

Two waffle charts looked at welfare fraud algorithms in the Netherlands and budget proposals in the U.S.:

Wired: Inside the Suspicion Machine, March 6
The New York Times: The Programs You’d Have to Cut to Balance the Budget, March 6

Other political topics included ethnic voting patterns, abortion access, and applause in presidential speeches:

The New York Times: Where New York’s Asian Neighborhoods Shifted to the Right, March 5
The New York Times: Where Restrictions on Abortion Pills Could Matter Most in the U.S., March 2
The Times: Sunak’s secret meetings about the Lords — and why he thinks it needs reform, March
La Nación: Justicia, Macri, deuda y aborto, March 1
The Wall Street Journal: Junk-Rated Companies Are Borrowing Again, March 6
El Diario: 41.000 muertos en el trabajo: tres décadas de la lacra laboral más invisible, March 4

What else we found interesting

The New York Times: A Cathedral of Sound, March 3 (Tweet)
Kontinentalist: A Woman’s World: Creating spaces for joy, leisure, and resistance in South and Southeast Asia, March 6

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