Currently in Chicago — August 16th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Some seasonable warmth

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Some Seasonable Warmth

2. Mostly Dry Forecast

3. A Bit Breezy For A Few Days

North and northeasterly winds will make it a bit breezy for Tuesday and Wednesday. The wind off the lake on Tuesday will keep it cooler lakeside with highs there only in the middle 70s but elsewhere, highs should be in the lower 80s.  Cooler on Wednesday with just upper 70s for highs. More seasonable warmth for the end of the week as highs hit the middle to upper 80s Thursday and Friday.  Plenty of sunshine this week with the next chance of rain not until Friday night

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Currently’s partnership coordinator, Meg Ruttan, published a piece in her local paper, insideWaterloo, about the transformational changes needed to address the climate crisis. She writes about the importance of recognizing the crisis’ roots in colonialism, white supremacy and fascism and how to best work towards a sustainable—and equitable—future.

“The transformational change required to face the climate crisis means that this civilization—the institutions evoked when we gesture towards civilization—cannot be saved if we are to take the climate crisis on in earnest and the civilization we need may not be recognizable to anyone who has benefited from it” Ruttan writes. “Climate change is a symptom of centuries of extraction and genocidal colonialism and a simple technological shift will not save us. We must take up the values of climate justice or we will fail. We must build the new world out of the shell of the old.”

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