Currently in Los Angeles — June 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

A hot and sunny day ahead

Who’s ready for an above-average day? Maybe you’ll get a raise, or, let’s be realistic, just that free lunch your boss has been promising. If your day turns out ordinary, one thing that will be above average is our temperatures. We’re talking 10 or more degrees above normal in some locations. That puts us in the “look for shade” category with highs in the upper 80s and endless sunshine. If you like this heat, you can thank the high pressure system hanging over us. If you don’t, hang in there, cooler temperatures are on the way this weekend! Stay hydrated and enjoy your day!

—Stacy Blundell

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on apartheid’s lingering effects on the climate crisis in present-day South Africa.

“In present-day South Africa, the richest 20 percent control 70 percent of the country’s resources. Despite making up a meager 7.7 percent of the population, white people own a huge chunk of the most productive farmland. And this racial segregation, as established by apartheid, is still alive and well in South Africa, playing a big role in determining who can access economic opportunities. This also makes poor Black and colored communities more vulnerable to climate disasters.”

Read the full story here!