David McCandless is a London-based author and designer. His books and his website, Information is Beautiful, provide unique ways at looking at data. McCandless writes:
A passion of mine is visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.
I’m interested in how designed information can help us understand the world, cut through BS and reveal the hidden connections, patterns and stories underneath. Or, failing that, it can just look cool!
My pet-hate is pie charts. Love pie. Hate pie-charts.
Some of his data visualizations relate to global climate change:
- How Much CO2 Is Created by…
An interactive illustration of the carbon dioxide emissions of various items, activities, and events.
- Climate Change Deniers vs The Consensus
For all of you climate change skeptics, here are data-backed, counter points to your major arguments.
- When Sea Levels Attack
A rather depressing graphic showing major coastal cities and the effects on them as ocean levels rise.