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Sweet Sixteen: Some Cool Charts We Made in 2022

In 2022, The Xylom’s visual journalist team (of one) covered everything from zero-COVID impacts in China to biodiversity issues, and climate stories ranging from flooding in Nigeria to wildfires devastating the rural West. Inspired by a similar year-in-review piece from FiveThirtyEight, here are some of the most interesting — and weird and colorful and complicated — charts we made in the last 12 months.

Charts are grouped by topic but are not in any particular order beyond that. Click any of them to read the story featuring that chart.








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