Currently in Los Angeles — October 31st, 2022

The weather, currently.

Nothing scary about sunshine and warm weather!

Happy Halloween everyone! This year, I’m dressed as a widow who may or may not have murdered her husband. His death was very tragic. We were married for only about a month. I inherited 1.3 billion dollars. But he was so young. So sad.

What isn’t sad, however, is Monday’s weather. It’s going to be very sunny and temperatures will peak around 79°F.  You’ll have to add some more decorations to your house to really feel like it’s a spooky autumnal day. But stay awake long enough, and a foggy night will roll in and finally give us an eerie atmosphere. The clouds will arrive long after the trick-or-treating children have gone to sleep, but maybe you’ll still be up drinking your spiked cider. Lows after dark will be in the 60’s, so you might want to find a sweater that pairs nicely with your costume, and late night lows bottom at about 56°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new story up today by Anna Abraham on flooding in Bengaluru and the ways state mismanagement and irresponsible real estate development has heightened flood risks for the poor.

"In August and September, heavy rainfall brought the city to a standstill. Over 1500 slum-dwellers are still seeking support to rebuild their lives, while many billionaires found themselves conveniently rescued by boat, the media attention it garnered being perhaps the only pro to the situation.

The sudden increase in Bengaluru rainfall, a pattern seen in the last few years, has been attributed to global warming.  There has been a 162 percent increase in average rainfall since June this year — the city, which receives an average of 970-999 mm of rainfall a year, has broken all past records by receiving the highest annual rainfall of 1,704 mm, according to the India Meteorological Department observatory. Even more, rainfall is expected to follow, once the northeast monsoon winds arrive.

But climate change is not the sole culprit."

Click here to read the full article!