Animals are dying out at a rate that rivals the dinosaur era. We catalogued the species at risk.
Karen Bastien's insight:
Animal species are going extinct anywhere from 100 to 1,000 times the rates that would be expected under natural conditions. According to Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction and other recentstudies, the increase results from a variety of human-caused effects including climate change, habitat destruction, and species displacement. Today's extinction rates rival those during the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Studio de dataviz et datajournalisme, fondé par Karen Bastien et François Prosper. Projets sur-mesure depuis l'analyse de la data jusqu'au développement web en passant par la création graphique. Dans tous les formats : print / web / vidéo / photo.
Life quantification pioneer Nicholas Felton's latest annual report is his most ambitious to date.
For the last nine years, Nicholas Felton--who you may know best for inspiring the Facebook timeline or creating the life-logging app Reporter--has been recording some aspect of almost every moment of his life. And each year, he turns this data into a elegant, printed book that visualizes the year called The Feltron Report...
The maps showing how much of the United States is empty is visually interesting, but mostly demonstrates the importance of the data-aggregation area. A similar map for Canada is flawed by mistaking "no data available" for "no one is there."