Currently in Los Angeles — September 9th 2022

The weather, currently.

The heat wave roars on Friday

We have an interesting weekend ahead. If you can survive one more day of the heatwave on Friday, you’ll be rewarded with buckets of rain. Tomorrow’s high of 101°F downtown keeps us in the excessive heat territory, so give your taxed A/C’s and fans just one more day before you retire them. By Friday night, however, we’ll have rain and thunderstorms brewing. There’s a 50% chance water will fall by midnight, but by Saturday, our likelihood of rain jumps to 80%.

Saturday and Sunday bring rain and possible thunderstorms

Saturday should be a full day of rain, wind, and humidity, which will feel wonderful after this heatwave. We might even have a thunderstorm, a relative rarity in LA, so keep an eye out for lightning and push your outdoor activities to Sunday if you see any. The wet weather plummets Saturday and Sunday highs into the low 80’s, and evening lows will be a more typical mid-60's. The rain might continue into Sunday, but as of now, we’re seeing that it’ll likely dry out around 11 AM and give ways to partly sunny skies.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Queen Elizabeth II died today and our founder, Eric Holthaus, wrote a piece on the ways climate reparations might be the best way to deal with her legacy.

"Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died on Thursday.

Elizabeth’s legacy will be many things, but perhaps the most consequential trend she presided over is the steady escalation of climate emergency — and the cumulative harm of climate colonialism that the monarchy bears responsibility for.

In 2020, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the impact of climate change had been magnified in formerly colonized countries in the Caribbean and southwest Indian Oceans. The researchers found that colonization degraded soils, removed forests, and erased eons of traditional knowledge that previously enabled people to coexist with extreme weather. In some cases, the researchers concluded, colonialism was directly responsible for 'irreversible ecological shifts.'

It’s impossible to fathom, much less calculate, the consequences of British Imperialism on the planet as a whole."

Click here to read the whole article!

What you can do, currently.

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