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By on 25 September, 2019

Yes, Maps Can Lie. But Not Like This.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CityLab

Mark Monmonier, the author of How to Lie With Maps, has seen a lot of misleading and deceptive maps. But Trump’s doctored Dorian forecast is a new one.

How Climate Change Will Affect You

Maps Mania

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology have produced guides to show how each region of Australia is likely to be affected by climate change. The Guardian has released an interactive map which allows users to click on any region of Australia to view how it will be affected by global heating.

Beyond the Two-Degree Limit
The Map Room

Two degrees Celsius. That’s the redline. The average global temperature increase we need to keep below, according to the 2015 Paris Agreement. But as the Washington Post points out in two heavily mapped stories—one for the United States, one for the entire world—that show the change in average temperatures since the late 1800s, there are places on the planet that have already blown past that two-degree limit.

Monochrome Mapping

Map of the week

Cartographer Daniel Huffman hosted a monochrome mapping competition on his blog.

Scottish Witches

The Map Room

The University of Edinburgh’s online Witches map is the result of a data and visualization internship project—the intern cheekily referred to as the Witchfinder General—to put the data from the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft Database on the map.

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