Currently in Los Angeles — November 7th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Get ready for three days of rain in Los Angeles!

Say goodbye to sunshine for a few days, because we have a lot of rain in our forecast! It would simply be un-American not to add an obligatory “but we need it!” to that train of thought. It’s true! We need the rain! It could potentially end fire season in Northern California, replenishes the Sierra’s snowpack, and hopefully put a dent in our drought.

Monday will be frigid for us Angelenos, with highs only reaching about 62°F because of a storm system coming through. You’ll want to find your best rain jacket, umbrella, or poncho to keep you dry. I don’t see any torrential rain in the forecast, so it’ll be more of a steady drip, a vibe instead of an event. Still, be careful on the roads, and there’s still a flood warning. The wind will be rougher than usual, perhaps more of a hazard than the rain itself. Don’t wait until the evening for the rain to let up. It should keep you company at night, singing a lullaby to help you sleep. Lows around 52°F.

—Renée Reizman

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What you need to know, currently.

COP27: It’s all about the money
Climate finance will be the most important issue on the table at COP27.

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

Read Anna’s pre-COP coverage about the conference's focus on climate finance, particularly loss and damage finance — or the financial reparations the Global North owes countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis:

“Losses and damages are mounting for communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, especially for the poorest who have contributed the least to the problem,” Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists said in a press conference.

“The success of COP27 depends crucially on the United States and other richer nations living up to their responsibilities to meaningfully address Loss and Damage, including delivering a clear near-term pathway for dedicated and ongoing funding.”

Some leaders are stepping up. Denmark, earlier this year, proposed funding $13.2 million to poorer nations for loss and damage. It is the first central government to do so, breaking away from the European Union consensus in the process. At COP26, Scotland pledged $2 million and the Wallonia region of Belgium earmarked $1 million for loss and damage.”

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

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What you can do, currently.