The Death Rate from AIDS is Dropping
That was the story of last Friday’s Daily Chart from the Economist. The chart was a visualisation of rare qualities. It delivered news of genuine importance, and not only that, but the graph was moving in a positive direction.
The latter characteristic made me smile. The former reminded me just how trivial many visualisations can be. But here was some real news being represented for a change (see chart below).
And no sooner had I read the article in the Economist than I found another piece of positive news in graphic form.
Attitudes towards gay people in the US are improving…
according to Gallup’s annual Values & Beliefs poll, as shown below.
via I Love Charts
One more chart appeared on my radar last Friday reporting something of genuine importance. It wasn’t good news this time however.
Wild Tigers Could Be Extinct by 2022
You can find out more about the WWF’s campaign to Save the Tigers here.
Staying with the charts for a second, it was great to see 3 pieces of real newsworthy content displayed so simply and effectively in graphic form. With my hopes for visualisation pleasantly renewed, I’ll be keeping my eye out for more.
I’ll report back on my findings.
PS If you have a moment, please do check out the WWF site about the tigers – SaveTigersNow.org