Currently in Los Angeles — August 10th, 2022

The weather, currently.

More hot, sunny, and dry weather this week

Today’s weather remains consistent. It’s dry, sunny, and hot, and there’s not much you can do about it. If they still sell those little As Seen On TV neck fans with the built in spray bottle, you should lasso one on and spritz your face every time the nearly 90 degree weather makes you sweat. Your makeup will still run into your eyes, but at least it’ll be refreshing. It’s another day to enjoy the evenings temperatures that float in the 70’s. Lows will bottom out at 67°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Over half of the infectious diseases known to impact humans can be aggravated by climate change, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Researchers found that illnesses like hepatitis, cholera and malaria, to name a few, are spreading faster and becoming more severe due to climate-related events as well as extreme weather, like droughts, wildfires, extreme precipitation and floods.

Climate hazards have also taken a toll on peoples’ bodies, leading to increased  stress from exposure, and forcing some to live in unsafe conditions with damaged infrastructure. This results in a lessened immunity to certain diseases and pathogens, the research concluded.

And it’s important to note, climate change affects people disproportionately, making it harder to fight these diseases if you lack  proper access to medical and health care.

— Aarohi Sheth