Currently in Chicago — November 21st, 2022

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Warming back up this week

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Warming Back Up This Week

2. Plain Old Rain On Thanksgiving

3. Ending The Week With Some Snow

Finally warming back up this week after nine straight days with temperatures below average. Plenty of sunshine through Wednesday then some rain on Thanksgiving Day (but not a washout) followed by some rain and snow on Friday. Little snow accumulation expected. Highs hit the lower 40s Monday, upper 40s Tuesday and middle 50s Wednesday for the warmest day of the week.  Highs fall back into the lower 40s Friday.

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COP27 adopts a loss and damage fund — but it’s not all good news
In a historic win for vulnerable countries, a loss and damage fund has been established at COP27.

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

Read Anna’s story about the establishment of the loss and damage fund, a historic win for countries hit hardest by climate change:

“With the United Nations COP27 climate summit running late into the weekend, many were unhopeful for a substantive outcome from the climate talks. And while numerous commitments and pledges failed to impress, a certain victory is the establishment of a loss and damage fund.

The issue of loss and damage finance, to provide aid to vulnerable countries facing irreversible climate impacts, has been the most hotly debated topic since COP26 in Glasgow. The talks didn’t seem to be making much-needed progress, with the U.S. and China blocking the issue.

Wealthy nations have worked long and hard to avoid the issue of loss and damage.  John Kerry, the US climate envoy, said in previous public statements that ‘loss and damage’ is not the same as climate reparations. However, in quite a dramatic intervention, on Friday, the European Union agreed to finance a loss and damage fund putting pressure on the U.S. and China.”

Click here to read the full article!

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