The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
1. Cool But Sunny Start To Week
2. A Mostly Dry Forecast
3. Warming Up Through Thursday
A cooler pattern kicks in for a few days. There's a sunny start to the week with a high in the middle Monday. There will be more clouds and seasonably cool temperatures Tuesday with a high in the middle 50s. Warming Wednesday into the upper 60s with mostly sunny skies. More clouds but warmer Thursday with lower 70s for highs. A few showers Thursday night and then drying out but turning much colder for Friday as highs hit just the upper 40s.
What you need to know, currently.
Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Read Anna’s pre-COP coverage about the conference's focus on climate finance, particularly loss and damage finance — or the financial reparations the Global North owes countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis:
“Losses and damages are mounting for communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, especially for the poorest who have contributed the least to the problem,” Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists said in a press conference.
“The success of COP27 depends crucially on the United States and other richer nations living up to their responsibilities to meaningfully address Loss and Damage, including delivering a clear near-term pathway for dedicated and ongoing funding.”
Some leaders are stepping up. Denmark, earlier this year, proposed funding $13.2 million to poorer nations for loss and damage. It is the first central government to do so, breaking away from the European Union consensus in the process. At COP26, Scotland pledged $2 million and the Wallonia region of Belgium earmarked $1 million for loss and damage.”
Anna will be on the ground all week interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.