Currently in Los Angeles — June 29th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Heat peaks in the early afternoon

The level of heat has been a little bit unpredictable lately, so apologies for underestimating just how hot the Southland will be. Just when I think the wave has passed, hot pressure flows back in. But cool ocean air is trying to regain control over Los Angeles, so Wednesday’s highs will peak earlier than usual. We'll reach highs in the mid-80’s around noon, then the rest of the day will be more tolerable. In the afternoon, coastal breezes will envelop you, gently cradle you, relieve you. They’ll push some clouds into the evening sky and drill the temperature down into the 60’s late at night.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

One of Currently’s contributors, Grennan Milliken, recently wrote a story about the malaria vaccine as a form of climate resilience and advocacy.

“As climate change persists, new weather systems could allow malaria to spread and thrive more easily, making the malaria vaccine a form of climate resiliency,” Milliken writes.

“In fact, weather systems are one of the most important factors to consider when tracking the spread of malaria, Milliken continues. “Some researchers have taken this fact and tried to posit what will happen to the spread of malaria as climate change persists. Many have even wondered if the disease could re-enter places it has been eradicated from — imagining Anopheles mosquitoes taking over cities like Houston or Atlanta. But this ignores a lot of other environmental and societal factors that also have roles to play in the spread of these malaria vectors.”

Click here to read the full story!