Currently in Los Angeles — July 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Marine layer morning, then sunny

Tuesday kicks off with that calming gray cast of the marine layer. Breathe it in deeply before the sun burns away the clouds in the late morning. Be indignant and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your morning coffee. It has everything you were going to add to it anyways — milk, cream, sugar. Carry that sense of gluttony throughout the day, which will reach highs around 81°F, and have a sweet lunch, a savory afternoon snack, then a spicy dinner. Keep treating your senses to the flavors of Los Angeles. By the evening, when lows fall into the 60’s and the fog returns, you’ll find those rich sensations dwindle into the night.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Amid escalating extreme weather events around the world, Congressional staffers staged a historic protest today. They staged a sit-in, and were arrested, while protesting against the climate change policy stalemate.

We published a story, written by our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the event.

“Saul Levin, a climate policy staffer for Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) who helped organized the action and was one of those arrested, said it’s the first time in US history that current congressional staffers have peacefully protested their own party’s leaders inside the US Congress.”

“Last week in a widely publicized speech, Biden failed to declare a climate emergency — a move that would have authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to build heat pumps and solar panels, among many other possibilities. Days later, 60 members of Congress, including Bush, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), wrote a letter to Biden demanding he use the ‘full power’ of the executive branch due to the ‘scope and urgency of the crisis.’"

Read the full story on our website!