Currently in Los Angeles — August 11th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Los Angeles continues to be hot, dry, and sunny

A few clouds and a little bit of wind will vary up the weather pattern we’ve had this week, but overall it’s mostly the same. The air’s dry, the sun is bright, and the high temperature is smoldering at 89°F. We’ll be sticking with this throughout the weekend, so don’t expect it to change. It’s August, and these temperatures are actually quite standard for the month in this era of climate change. I urge you again to make the most of your evenings, when temperatures sink through the 70’s before landing at their late night low of 67°F. At night, winds will pick up a bit more, and if you’re out by the Antelope Valley, there’s even a slight chance of storms.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Switzerland's glaciers continue to melt due to the impacts of climate change, as shown by new drone footage. Some have retreated so much that they have revealed things like unidentified human remains and nearly 500-year old  plane wreckage.

Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating amid rising temperatures, but those in the Alps are the most vulnerable as they’re smaller and have less ice cover. This year, they’re on track for their highest loss of mass in a 60-year-long record.

Last winter brought little snowfall and this summer has brought sweltering, record-breaking temperatures as well as too early-summer heatwaves, including one in July with temperatures near 30°C (86°F) in Zermatt, a Swiss mountain village. As a result, the Alps’ glaciers have shrunk.

— Aarohi Sheth