Currently in the Twin Cities — September 23, 2022

The weather, currently.

Scattered rain showers, cool, windy Friday

We’re rapidly losing daylight this time of year at a pace of 3 minutes per day (you’ve probably noticed!) – Happy Autumnal Equinox! (8:03 PM Thursday evening)

We have a cool, showery day Friday on the way. The winds will also pick up again from the south at 10-25 mph. Needless to say, it will definitely feel more like fall than a couple days ago. Saturday will see a few lingering showers and cloud in the morning but sun should pop out some in the afternoon with more sun on Sunday. We’ll continue below normal temps through the middle of next week.

Sven Sundgaard

What you need to know, currently.

Fridays for the Future will be holding a global climate strike tomorrow, calling on leaders to take long overdue action on climate change. The organizations demands include:

  1. Keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.
  2. Ensuring climate justice and equity.
  3. Listening to the best united science currently available.

You can view their map here to find a strike in your city.

Today, for Loss and Damage Action day, activists called on polluters to pay reparations for the harm they've caused.

"In response to climate disasters, vulnerable communities rely on adaptation measures (eg. building flood defenses such as embankments) to survive; but these efforts can only go so far," Currently's Anna Abraham wrote in August. "Based on existing emission trends, climate change has dramatically increased the number of extreme weather events, making many disasters completely unavoidable. The social and fiscal impacts of these unavoidable events are referred to as ‘loss and damage.’"

Click here to read Abraham's full article on Loss and Damage finance.

Register for tomorrow's strike here!

What you can do, currently.

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