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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

Source: Bloomberg
Author: Tom Randall and Blacki Migliozzi

Originally seen on The Functional Art.  Click on the image to go to the interactive version.

Best Practices:
  • Amazing interactivity
  • Great storytelling as you watch this change over time
  • Nice use of red to indicate the hotter temperatures
  • Nice use of highlighting and brushing
  • Great tooltips
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Fix the title so it doesn't overlap the control buttons
  • Add a gray reference line for the 20th Century Average

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