Currently in Melbourne — August 29 2022

Currently in Melbourne — August 29 2022

The weather, currently.

High chance of afternoon and evening rain

After an early taste of Spring over the weekend, with the wattle and sunshine working in concert to tempt us outdoors, we drop back down to temperatures in the high teens and a damp start to the week. Showers are likely to arrive across the state in the afternoon and continue into the evening, with the added possibility of thunderstorms. We’re still on track for above median rainfall for this time of year, edging us ever closer to the prediction of yet another soggy La Niña summer. North to northeasterly winds will increase throughout the day, to a blustery top of 45 km/h, before changing tack in the evening to the northwest. The blossoms are out, heralding the end of what’s felt like a long a frigid winter, but it’s not quite time to put the Uggs away yet. — Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

Climate change will not affect everyone equally — both domestically and internationally. Currently fellow Anna Abraham has a story up on how developing nations and small island states are working to bring Loss and Damage finance to the forefront of the conversation.

"In response to climate disasters, vulnerable communities rely on adaptation measures (eg. building flood defenses such as embankments) to survive; but these efforts can only go so far. Based on existing emission trends, climate change has dramatically increased the number of extreme weather events, making many disasters completely unavoidable. The social and fiscal impacts of these unavoidable events are referred to as 'loss and damage.'"

It is well established that countries in the Global South are disproportionately affected by climate change. The Global North is historically responsible for an excess of 92 percent of emissions. Countries in the South, including India and China, are still well within the boundary of their fair share of global emissions."

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