Currently in Boston — September 1st, 2022

Beautiful stretch of weather into the weekend

You likely notice the humidity dropping throughout the day and temperatures will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s when you wake up Thursday morning. Look for a lot of sunshine Thursday with pleasantly warm temperatures and low humidity as highs reach the low to Middle 80s. This is about 8°F above average for the time of year, but not terribly unusual. The comfortable weather continues Thursday night with a great night for sleeping, keep the windows open if you can. It's still warm on Friday with highs in the 70s to near 80°F. Humidity and warmer weather returns during the weekend. It will be in the low 80s on Saturday and near 90°F by Sunday. A shower ushers in cooler weather for Monday Labor Day.

What you need to know, currently.

“How inappropriate it is to call this planet Earth,” science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once remarked, “when it is clearly Ocean.” The ocean covers more than seventy percent of the world and absorbs roughly a third of mankind’s carbon emissions — yet it remains largely unprotected and unregulated. This past Saturday, negotiations at the UN headquarters stalled when diplomats failed to reach a decision on a treaty deal that would protect biodiversity in two thirds of ocean areas that remain outside of individual countries' jurisdictions.

“The oceans sustain all life on Earth, but for the last two weeks, the self-proclaimed High Ambition Coalition has not shown enough ambition or urgency until the final hours,” said Laura Meller, of Greenpeace. “As a result, they have failed to deliver a strong Global Ocean Treaty that can protect the high seas. They promised a treaty in 2022, and time has all but run out. They shouldn’t shoulder all responsibility, other countries have been deliberately obstructive, but failure to deliver a treaty at these talks jeopardizes the livelihoods and food security of billions of people around the world.”

Protecting marine biodiversity is particularly important as the ocean is opened up to deep sea mining and becomes yet another extraction zone.