The weather, currently.
It will be more of the same to end off the week, with a partly cloudy day and a chance of showers in the late afternoon and into the evening. The overnight low will be a tolerable 12°C, with temperatures climbing to 20°C by the early afternoon, bringing chances of a thunderstorm in the afternoon or early evening. Winds will tend northerly at 15 to 20 km/h overnight, dropping away towards dawn, and then picking up again in the morning. Saturday will be cloudy, showery, and blustery with a low of 11°C and a high of 15°C. Sunday’s overnight temperature will drop back down to 8°C , with a top of 16°C on a partly cloudy, mostly showery day. My forecast is for a cosy weekend in.
— Megan Herbert
What you need to know, currently.
Queen Elizabeth II died today and our founder, Eric Holthaus, wrote a piece on the ways climate reparations might be the best way to deal with her legacy.
"Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died on Thursday.
Elizabeth’s legacy will be many things, but perhaps the most consequential trend she presided over is the steady escalation of climate emergency — and the cumulative harm of climate colonialism that the monarchy bears responsibility for.
In 2020, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the impact of climate change had been magnified in formerly colonized countries in the Caribbean and southwest Indian Oceans. The researchers found that colonization degraded soils, removed forests, and erased eons of traditional knowledge that previously enabled people to coexist with extreme weather. In some cases, the researchers concluded, colonialism was directly responsible for 'irreversible ecological shifts.'
It’s impossible to fathom, much less calculate, the consequences of British Imperialism on the planet as a whole."
What you can do, currently.