Visualizing Climate Change

Listen to the podcast interview with Ed Hawkins who has created two data visualizations of climate temperature that break the rules of data visualization. Alternatively, if you are having trouble listening to the podcast, you may read this news article(

Answer the following questions:

  • How do the data visuals made by Ed Hawkins ‘break the rules’? Explain how his visualizations are different than the approaches we have been taking. (2-3 sentences)
  • Do you think the stripes or the spirals are more accessible to an audience unfamiliar with data visualization? Why? (3-4 sentences)
  • Make your own stripes for a region. What did you see? (1-2 sentences)