Currently in Boston — July 14th, 2022

An unsettled Thursday ahead

After a warm and dry midweek another weather system will approach for Thursday. This upper level energy will be the catalyst to kick off some showers and thunderstorms especially during the second part of the day and into the evening. Some of these showers and storms could contain heavy downpours but they will not affect all of us. It will be cooler with the cloud cover, but somewhat muggy. Dry and warm weather returns for Friday and the weekend—good beach weather. Heat and humidity will be back in the forecast early next week, along with a few boomers.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently

Our Managing Editor has a new story up on a study that details how social inequality fuels climate change and makes it harder to fight.

“‘Climate instability threatens the loss of social justice and equality gains over the past half-century,’ said Dr. Kelly Davis, a clinical social worker and director of the Institute for Social Work and Ecological Justice. ‘Making it the most significant and universal problem facing social workers.’”

“Research shows that the most marginalized — poor and BIPOC people, for example — already face the brunt of climate-related devastation. Meanwhile, wealthy countries account for almost 40 percent of carbon emissions, while only making up 16 percent of the world’s population.”

Click here to read the full story!