Ahhh I love this! This is a fantastic way of getting people to engage with and consider temperature changes over time. We all have that “one summer” which we remember as a child as being the hottest we’ve experienced - I love how this takes data which is quite abstract and personalises it for everyone.
This NYT piece drums home the importance of getting the right people into SCOTUS - medical advances have meant everyone lives longer, which means the judges have a much longer time on the bench and therefore longer terms and influence over the Supreme Court.
I generally find Tableau a bit cumbersome to use so I don’t often link to it (and to be fair, I don’t often see really good stuff being done with it) but I was intrigued by this which shows the sources of drinking and sanitation water over time, across the continent. It’s quite encouraging.
I’m a big fan of Chris Hadfield (I read his book a couple of years ago and love his relentlessly optimistic outlook), and he tweeted a great video which shows, quite clearly, how the planet’s temperature has changed in the last century and a half. For all you climate change sceptics ;)
I confess that I was massively into emo music when I was a teen and I adored Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, and My Chemical Romance (until they fell out with The Used, or whatever). I’m not hugely into rap, but I still loved this piece comparing traditional emo lyrics to modern ‘emo rap’. It’s made me listen to 808s and Heartbreak, so…
The Economist’s Graham Douglas joined in 1987 as a cartographer and now creates all sorts of graphics for the magazine. In this blog he talks about how graphics used to be made. For someone who grew up with computers as standard, it’s a slightly daunting process…
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