Better Palettes

Better Figures

Earlier this week, we were treated to some lovely unadulterated* sciency data, in the shape of a map of sea level rise in the last 18 years. The story got good coverage  in the mainstream media, and an old friend of mine even got quoted on the BBC. Great.

The reaction on twitter however, often ran along the lines of “nice map, shame about the colour scheme”. One person even said something like “it’s a bit vomity”.

That sounds like a challenge, and here at Better Figures, vomity just will not do. To be fair, that particular colour scheme is widely used in climate science, as one of the defaults in a rather widely used programming language.

I humbly present a number of new versions of a sea level trend map. Which one do you prefer?

The data are from a different source, but show a very similar…

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