The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
1. Grab The Shades For Thursday
2. Grab The Umbrella For The Weekend
3. Heat Builds Back Next Week
Beautiful July weather for Thursday with loads of sunshine and a high near 80 degrees but a bit cooler lakeside. Friday through Saturday will be a bit unsettled with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. No washouts but you might need an umbrella from time to time. Partly sunny to partly cloudy most of the time. Near 80 degrees again on Friday then lower to middle 80s for the weekend but cooler lakeside. Muggy by Monday with more sunshine and a high in the lower 90s but lower 80s along the lakefront.
What you need to know, currently.
Our Managing Editor has a new story up on a study that details how social inequality fuels climate change and makes it harder to fight.
“‘Climate instability threatens the loss of social justice and equality gains over the past half-century,’ said Dr. Kelly Davis, a clinical social worker and director of the Institute for Social Work and Ecological Justice. ‘Making it the most significant and universal problem facing social workers.’”
“Research shows that the most marginalized — poor and BIPOC people, for example — already face the brunt of climate-related devastation. Meanwhile, wealthy countries account for almost 40 percent of carbon emissions, while only making up 16 percent of the world’s population.”