Currently in Los Angeles — November 21st, 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunshine and warm afternoons usher in Thanksgiving week

We emerged from this weekend’s fire weather relatively unscathed. Now the winds are going home for the holidays, just like you. I don’t know when, or if, you’ll be fleeing this Los Angeles, but this week will have highs in the 70s, and I suggest you soak it in before returning to your snow covered hometowns.

Monday will reach highs around 75°F. We’ll have some cloud coverage, but there won’t be enough to stamp out the sun’s fierce rays. Mornings and evenings will be cooler, with temperatures hanging around the mid-50’s to mid-60’s, but you’ll want to sample those hours so your body can remember what Thanksgiving weather actually feels like. I know that in your teenage years, long before you felt the pull of Hollywood, you were a shorts in snow kind of guy.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Update: Project Mushroom Kickstarter is LIVE

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COP27 adopts a loss and damage fund — but it’s not all good news
In a historic win for vulnerable countries, a loss and damage fund has been established at COP27.

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

Read Anna’s story about the establishment of the loss and damage fund, a historic win for countries hit hardest by climate change:

“With the United Nations COP27 climate summit running late into the weekend, many were unhopeful for a substantive outcome from the climate talks. And while numerous commitments and pledges failed to impress, a certain victory is the establishment of a loss and damage fund.

The issue of loss and damage finance, to provide aid to vulnerable countries facing irreversible climate impacts, has been the most hotly debated topic since COP26 in Glasgow. The talks didn’t seem to be making much-needed progress, with the U.S. and China blocking the issue.

Wealthy nations have worked long and hard to avoid the issue of loss and damage.  John Kerry, the US climate envoy, said in previous public statements that ‘loss and damage’ is not the same as climate reparations. However, in quite a dramatic intervention, on Friday, the European Union agreed to finance a loss and damage fund putting pressure on the U.S. and China.”

Click here to read the full article!

What you can do, currently.