Welcome to Charted Territory, a data-driven blog that uses chart, maps, cartograms, and other visualizations to explore and understand important societal issues. Our data-driven analysis—or data stories—focus on the environment, elections, energy, education, economics, and many other timely issues.
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The author: Richard Middleton is a senior scientist and manager in the Computational Earth Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research focuses on energy infrastructure—including CO2 capture and storage (CCS), shale gas, biofuels, and wind energy—and climate impacts to society. Charted Territory is a personal exploration of critical issues to society and is no way related to Los Alamos.