More global warming, more flooding

Sep 6, 2016

Water levels are rising, and naturally, the coasts are feeling it. Jonathan Corum for the New York Times shows the rise in tidal flooding along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Scientists think it’s going to get a lot worse fast.

The time series charts are an interesting use of dual axes. The background is mean sea level rise, and the bars are days of flooding. Most of the time, mixed units don’t work so well, but I think it works here, with labeling and varying color gradient to differentiate the two chart types placed one on top of the other.


Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.