Currently in Los Angeles — January 26th, 2023

The weather, currently.

Our brief warming trend brings lovely weather on Thursday.

Did you feel the earthquake? I completely slept through the 4.2 shaker and its aftershocks. I’ve lived in LA for over a decade, and what was once a novelty now feels as calm as ocean waves. There were no injuries or damage reported, but I would check for new cracks in the drywall if you live in a shabby apartment like I do. I’ve never purchased renter’s insurance, but after earthquakes, wildfires, and our recent floods, I’m starting to consider it. Though insurance companies have always covered from natural disasters, the industry is reimagining their services under the increasing threat of climate change.

But enough about that! Thursday is another day of sunshine and warmth. You’d never know there were any fault lines in this bustling metropolis, when people are enjoying highs of 71°F while skateboarding to the farmer’s market. Cooler temperatures will return this weekend, so enjoy this heating trend while it lasts. Temperatures will go into the 50’s at night, and we’ll have dry air and light wind.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2022 global climate report last week. According to the report, Earth had its 6th-warmest year on record.

Currently meteorologist, Megan Montero, breaks down what the report means for the climate and global weather patterns:

Earth had its 6th-warmest year on record in 2022
NOAA’s 2022 global climate report — broken down with Currently meteorologist Megan Montero.

What you can do, currently.

Climate change is making wildfires worse, damaging our communities and the environment. Not only do wildfires hurt our forests and put people in danger — burn scars can result in harsher floods — like we’ve seen in recent weeks across California.

Our partner Wren supports efforts to prevent wildfires by removing flammable, dead wood and turning it into biochar — removing carbon in the process. Join Wren to start funding climate solutions today, new users get 20 native trees planted for free on us.

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