Currently in Los Angeles — September 23rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

A hot weekend is bringing us back into heatwave territory

You may have started filling your home with seasonal gourds and pumpkin throw pillows from HomeGoods, but we have another fierce heat wave coming to town, shattering any fall illusions. It’s nowhere near as bad as the one we had earlier this month, which I still think about, but you’ll want to take the heat in consideration while making weekend plans. Friday and Saturday might not reach 90°F in Downtown LA, but Valley Kids can expect highs in the mid-90’s. Sunday ticks up a few degrees more, and if things stay on track, this heat will keep rising through Monday. But we’ll see in a few days. Right now, just expect sunshine and heat. Evening temperatures will float in the 70’s before hitting lows in the high 60’s.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Fridays for the Future will be holding a global climate strike tomorrow, calling on leaders to take long overdue action on climate change. The organizations demands include:

  1. Keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.
  2. Ensuring climate justice and equity.
  3. Listening to the best united science currently available.

You can view their map here to find a strike in your city.

Today, for Loss and Damage Action day, activists called on polluters to pay reparations for the harm they've caused.

"In response to climate disasters, vulnerable communities rely on adaptation measures (eg. building flood defenses such as embankments) to survive; but these efforts can only go so far," Currently's Anna Abraham wrote in August. "Based on existing emission trends, climate change has dramatically increased the number of extreme weather events, making many disasters completely unavoidable. The social and fiscal impacts of these unavoidable events are referred to as “loss and damage."

Click here to read Abraham's full article on Loss and Damage finance.

Register for tomorrow's strike here!

What you can do, currently.

Sponsored content

  • In order to solve climate change, we need to increase investments in climate solutions by 10-20 times. Carbon Collective Investing creates low fee, highly diversified, and competitively performing portfolios that are aligned with disproportionately investing in climate solutions. And now it’s Green Retirement Month, where we pay you bonuses that increase as more people sign up!
  • Start funding climate solutions by joining our partner, Wren. More than 10,000 Wren members fund projects that plant trees, protect rainforest, and otherwise fight the climate crisis every month. Sign-up today and they’ll plant 10 trees in your name for free.