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Data Stories: The Challenges of Forecasts

Whether you’re looking at the weather, economic growth, or industry innovation, forecasting what’s coming next is harder than it looks.

 

Do I Need a Coat?

weather predictions

‎The most well-known type of forecast in the world might be a weather forecast, but specific weather forecasts actually lose accuracy after only a few days.

 

A Shifting Idea of the Future

economic predictions

This infographic and set of interactive charts (click on “Live View” to see more) show how predictions for economic indicators change as the year predicted gets closer.

 

Projecting Industry Growth

solar industry growth 

The International Energy Agency has been projecting slowing growth in the solar power industry for years, but this chart and accompanying article illustrates how far off these projections have been so far.

 

About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her at lstares@tdwi.org.


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