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Climate change visualizations and much more in another hand-picked selection

April 25, 2014

Data journalism has been all around the news, lately, but if there’s one topic where the challenge of reporting and communicating scientific data to the general public has proven to be crucial, it’s the Environment, and more specifically, Climate Change.

In Data Journalism: Do the Numbers Add Up to Climate Action?, published just a couple of days ago at The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media, Megan Albon brought together some examples of how data visualization has been used to tell the stories behind climate change data, and delivers a general overview of the state of data journalism initiatives around this issue.

When digital graphics are combined with the clear follow-on actions and a strong sense of collective responsibility, as often motivated by environmental concerns, data journalism becomes not only convincing but compelling, not only educational but also inspiring.

We picked some of those examples to open this week’s Interactive Inspiration, and this would also be the perfect time to explore the climate change data visualizations in the Visualizing.org gallery curated by Bryan Connor, of The Why Axis. High-quality projects here as well.

And here are the interactive visualizations we hand-picked for you:

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Great Barrier Reef
(image: The Guardian)

The Great Renewable Energy Race (2012) | Bloomberg

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Great Renewable Energy Race
(image: Bloomberg)

Coal Seam Gas by the Numbers (2012) | ABC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Coal Seam Gas by the Numbers
(image: ABC)

Shale Play: Natural Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania (2011) | NPR

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Shale Play
(image: NPR)

Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? (2013) | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime?
(image: The Guardian)

One Year, one city | The Boston Globe

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic One Year, one city
(image: The Boston Globe)

How gulf animals are faring after the BP oil spill | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How gulf animals are faring after the BP oil spill
(image: The Washington Post)

We can do better | Ri Liu

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic We can do better
(image: Ri Liu)

Blake Griffin: A Catalyst for Success | The L.A. Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Blake Griffin: A Catalyst for Success
(image: The L.A. Times)

Ballcode: 2013-14 NBA Season | Peter Gilks

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Ballcode: 2013-14 NBA Season
(image: Peter Gilks)

Australia’s four sports leagues compared | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Australia's four sports leagues compared
(image: The Guardian)

F1 Scope | Michal Switala

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic F1 Scope
(image: Michal Świtala)

The Clear-Cut History of Shaving | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Clear-Cut History of Shaving
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

The 50 greatest World Cup moments – countdown to Brazil 2014 | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The 50 greatest World Cup moments - countdown to Brazil 2014
(image: The Telegraph)

Scaled in Miles | Fathom

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Scaled in Miles
(image: Fathom)

An interactive explanation of quadtrees | Jim Kang

Partial screen capture of the An interactive explanation of quadtrees
(image: Jim Kang)

Australian war deaths | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Australian war deaths
(image: The Guardian)

And from Brazil:

50 years after the Brazilian Coup d’Êtat | UOL

Captura de tela parcial do Infográfico interativo 50 anos do Golpe
(image: UOL)

Ranger Expedition | SuperInteressante

Captura de tela parcial do Infográfico interativo Expedição Ranger
(image: SuperInteressante)

 

Hope you enjoyed, and we’ll be back next week with more interactive infographics.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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