Currently in Boston — August 16th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mainly dry weather the rest of the week

Low humidity and sunshine glazed the area to start the work week and this will continue for the next several days. The storm system which could have brought some rain to the region midweek will stay far to the east keeping us dry. This dry pattern looks to me to continue into the weekend.

Temperatures on Tuesday will be a little cooler with another easterly wind off the water. I think readings will stay in the 70s. More cloudiness is around for Wednesday with a small chance of a quick little shower nothing significant however. It's back to sunshine and warm conditions for the end of the week and into the weekend. The humidity will also increase.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Currently’s partnership coordinator, Meg Ruttan, published a piece in her local paper, insideWaterloo, about the transformational changes needed to address the climate crisis. She writes about the importance of recognizing the crisis’ roots in colonialism, white supremacy and fascism and how to best work towards a sustainable—and equitable—future.

“The transformational change required to face the climate crisis means that this civilization—the institutions evoked when we gesture towards civilization—cannot be saved if we are to take the climate crisis on in earnest and the civilization we need may not be recognizable to anyone who has benefited from it” Ruttan writes. “Climate change is a symptom of centuries of extraction and genocidal colonialism and a simple technological shift will not save us. We must take up the values of climate justice or we will fail. We must build the new world out of the shell of the old.”

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