Currently in Chicago — September 23rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Cooler Pattern Settles In

2. Best Chance Of Rain Sunday

3. Wonderful Start To Next Week


September is running nearly 4°F above average, but a cooler pattern has now kicked in. Friday’s highs will hit the middle 60s with some more clouds clearing for more afternoon sun.  A little warmer Saturday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the lower 70s. Scattered showers on and off Sunday with some peeks of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s. Mostly sunny Monday through Wednesday next week and continued cool with highs in the middle to upper 60s.

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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:

  1. Keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.
  2. Ensuring climate justice and equity.
  3. 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."

Click here to read Abraham's full article on Loss and Damage finance.

Register for tomorrow's strike here!

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