Currently in Chicago — November 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

First real snow of season

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. First Real Snow Of Season

2. Cold Then Even Colder

3. Dry But Chilly Weekend

Our first measurable snow of the season will fall early Tuesday with a chance of plain old rain later in the afternoon. Up to an inch could fall north of the city but most areas will see less. Some snow showers possible Wednesday and Thursday but little accumulation expected. Highs hit the upper 30s Tuesday and Wednesday and the fall into the lower 30s Thursday before dropping into the middle 20s Friday. Dry this weekend but chilly with highs only in the upper 20s Saturday and lower 30s Sunday. That means highs will be between 15 to 20 degrees  below average the next several days.

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What you need to know, currently.

A COP27 of implementation?
First week at COP27: Loss and Damage Finance remained at the forefront while civil disobedience is limited.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Read Anna’s story summarizing the first week of the climate summit, the biggest issues at hand, and what work still needs to be done:

“COP27 must be remembered as the ‘Implementation COP’ — the one where we restore the grand bargain that is at the center of the Paris Agreement,” Sameh Shoukry, the minister of foreign affairs of Egypt, who was elected as the President of COP27, said at the opening ceremony of the global climate conference.

It cannot be yet another summit of promises or “blah blah blah” as Greta Thunberg once said. It needs to be one of action.

Held in Egypt’s seaside resort town, Sharm El-Sheikh, COP27 began on November 6 and will likely go on till November 19. From faulty wifi to overpriced food, the Egypt presidency has seemingly tried its best to make civil society participation as limited as possible. Even hotels are charging a “COP premium” demanding cash in hand during check-out.”

Anna will be on the ground all week, interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.

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What you can do, currently.