2020: a year for the history books, in visuals

A still image from the World Economic Forum's '2020: One for the History Books' data visualization.

Andrew Berkley

Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Geneva

John Letzing

Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum

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Data from NASA-FIRMS MODIS Collection 6 (Terra). US date format. Due to the rendering and duration of each dot’s glow at this zoom level, the size of corresponding fires appears exaggerated.
Data from NASA-FIRMS MODIS Collection 6 (Terra). US date format. Due to rendering and duration of each dot’s glow at this zoom level, size of corresponding fires appears exaggerated. Image: World Economic Forum
Data from National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, China CDC, & Chinese Provincial Health Commissions. US date format.
Data from National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, China CDC, & Chinese Provincial Health Commissions. US date format. Image: World Economic Forum
Data from WHO WPRO, WHO SEARO, WHO AMRO, WHO EMRO, WHO EURO, WHO AFRO. US date format.
Data from WHO WPRO, WHO SEARO, WHO AMRO, WHO EMRO, WHO EURO, WHO AFRO. US date format. Image: World Economic Forum
Data from Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker. US date format.
Data from Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker. US date format. Image: World Economic Forum
Data from Sentinel-SP NRTI NO2. US date format.
Data from Sentinel-SP NRTI NO2. US date format. Image: World Economic Forum
Data from Count Love, Mapping Police Violence, The Washington Post, The Wikimedia Foundation. US data format.
Data from Count Love, Mapping Police Violence, The Washington Post, The Wikimedia Foundation. US data format. Image: World Economic Forum
Data from Climate Impact Lab.
Data from Climate Impact Lab. US date format. Image: World Economic Forum
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