Currently in Los Angeles — November 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunny and warm weather during our brief daylight

Our brief hours of daylight are heating up, which trickles down to warmer weather in the morning and evenings. It’s a calm, sunny day with highs peaking around 72°F in the early afternoon, teasing us with a fleeting taste of summer. With the necessity of layering and shedding to prepare for such short moments, your favorite living room recliner is going to become a clothes chair for the next three months.

In the morning, you’ll be running to work in brisker temperatures between the mid-50’s to mid-60’s. Once your day’s winding down, it’ll be equally as cool, with temperatures slipping through the 50s with every waning hour. It will also be breezy today and the wind will pick up at night.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

A COP27 of implementation?
First week at COP27: Loss and Damage Finance remained at the forefront while civil disobedience is limited.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Read Anna’s story summarizing the first week of the climate summit, the biggest issues at hand, and what work still needs to be done:

“COP27 must be remembered as the ‘Implementation COP’ — the one where we restore the grand bargain that is at the center of the Paris Agreement,” Sameh Shoukry, the minister of foreign affairs of Egypt, who was elected as the President of COP27, said at the opening ceremony of the global climate conference.

It cannot be yet another summit of promises or “blah blah blah” as Greta Thunberg once said. It needs to be one of action.

Held in Egypt’s seaside resort town, Sharm El-Sheikh, COP27 began on November 6 and will likely go on till November 19. From faulty wifi to overpriced food, the Egypt presidency has seemingly tried its best to make civil society participation as limited as possible. Even hotels are charging a “COP premium” demanding cash in hand during check-out.”

Anna will be on the ground all week, interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.

Click here to read the full article!

What you can do, currently.