Currently in Chicago — May 25th 2022

The weather, currently.

Warming up for Memorial Day Weekend

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. A Wet Wednesday

2. A Mostly Dry Memorial Day Weekend

3. Soon Be Feeling Just Like July

The good news is we warm back to the 70s for highs Wednesday but the bad news is showers and thunderstorms are likely. Occasional showers and thunderstorms Thursday too but not quite as much rain with highs in the middle 70s. A few morning showers Friday and highs slipping back into the middle 60s but cooler lakeside. A warmer and mainly dry Memorial Day weekend with highs in the middle 70s Saturday and then middle to upper 80s Sunday and Monday with a mix of sunshine and clouds all three days.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

Today we published an op-ed, by climate scientist Ailie Gallant about Australia’s Federal election. For the first time in over ten years, there is a “clear mandate” to significantly reduce Australia’s carbon emissions, centering climate change in conversations of policy and practice in the Australian electorate.

This moment in time is particularly significant because independents and other minor parties made up almost one-third of the votes, which is the largest amount of votes that non-major parties have had in Australian political history.

“This sets a precedent in 2022,” Gallant wrote. “We have shown that, collectively, we will vote outside the major two-party system for issues, like climate change, that are important to us.”

Gallant is confident that Australia will now play a larger role in ending the climate crisis.

“As a climate scientist, I am more hopeful now than I have ever been, that Australia will step up to the global table and play its part to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C, per the Paris Agreement,” Gallant wrote. These cuts must be achieved if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change.”

Read the full article: The 2022 Australian Federal Election May Finally End The Country’s ‘Climate Wars’