The New York Times has created a data visualization charting the temperatures in 3,800 cities for every day in 2017 and comparing the temperatures to the normal temperature range and historical highs and lows. The visualization uses data from weather forecasting company Accuweather and indicates that 88 percent of cities had annual mean temperatures higher than normal for 2017, making it the second hottest year on record.
Visualizing the Second Hottest Year on Record
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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