Currently in Melbourne — January 5th, 2023

Currently in Melbourne — January 5th, 2023
Partly cloudy, dry, and lovely.

The weather, currently.

Partly cloudy and warming up again.

La Niña was missing us and decided to make a reappearance the last few days, but today the warm, dry weather returns. An overnight low of 14˚C will climb to a lovely top of 24˚C by the mid-afternoon. The day will be partly cloudy with winds southerly at 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn, then tending south to southwesterly from 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. The UV rating will be extreme at 11 and there will be a moderate fire danger dating.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

How climate change is making Boise greener... really
The City of Trees Challenge aims to plant 100,000 trees as a response to worsening heat islands around the city.

“While the world clamors about climate change, in 2020 Boise sprouted a cooperative grassroots program that’s working directly to spread a city- and statewide canopy of trees to help beat that egregious heat, improve air quality, even enrich mental health and well-being via the psychological benefits of vegetation.

The City of Trees Challenge is a coalition that brings together the City of Boise, Treasure Valley Canopy Network and Nature Conservancy Idaho to lead “a new movement for community recovery and climate resiliency.”

Broadly, the coalition hopes to rally the citizens of Boise over the ensuing decade to plant one tree for every household in the city—some 100,000 trees—while challenging the community to sponsor one seedling for every person citywide.

That’s approximately 235,000 forest trees to be planted across Idaho.”

Read more from the story we shared today, originally by Don Campbell published in Columbia Insight

What you can do, currently.