The weather, currently.
After an early morning low of 11°C, we’ll have showers throughout the day, apart from a few cloudy and sunny patches, reaching a top of 16°C by early afternoon. They say there’s an important football match happening today, with a public holiday to boot, but for many out there, it’s just another rainy school holidays day. What to do in that case? While winds are light during the day, don a raincoat and get outside for a bike ride. With everyone inside watching the footy, the streets will be all yours. If, like me, you live in a neighbourhood without separated bike lanes, today is the best bike riding day of the year. By the time winds turn southerly reaching 15 to 20 km/h in the early evening, you’ll be tucked up inside again with a cuppa. Showers should clear by Saturday morning, starting with a low of 9°C before a partly cloudy day with a top of 14°C. Sunday will also be partly cloudy, and perhaps showery, with a top of 19°C after a brisk overnight low of 6°C.
— Megan Herbert
What you need to know, currently.
Fridays for the Future will be holding a global climate strike tomorrow, calling on leaders to take long overdue action on climate change. The organizations demands include:
- Keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.
- Ensuring climate justice and equity.
- Listening to the best united science currently available.
You can view their map here to find a strike in your city.
Today, for Loss and Damage Action day, activists called on polluters to pay reparations for the harm they've caused.
"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," Currently's Anna Abraham wrote in August. "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.’"
What you can do, currently.