Currently in Boston — March 17, 2023
The weather, currently.
Some clouds will be evident over the next couple of days but any precipitation will be very light if at all. There might be a quick shower Friday night or Saturday morning otherwise temperatures during Friday afternoon will reach near 50°F and a repeat for Saturday with a blend of clouds and sun. Colder air arrives for Sunday with temperatures in the upper thirties along with partly sunny skies and a brisk wind. High pressure controls the weather for much of next week with dry conditions and seasonably cool temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50°F. I don't see any snow or deep cold in the forecast for the foreseeable future. Have a great weekend.
What you need to know, currently.
If you're wondering what you're looking at here, let us break it down for you.
📎 The percentages detailed in the map is a state-wide breakdown of the change in heat-trapping emissions. A negative percentage implies a decrease in emissions, while a positive percentage implies an increase. The greener the state, the higher the reduction in emissions. So that actually sounds good, right? We're seeing so much reduction across the board after all!
Well, not quite.
The United States committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, but at the current rate of reduction (i.e. 1% every year across the board) the country is not moving nearly fast enough to achieve this national target.
Top emitting sectors of electric power, transport, industry, and agriculture need to make some drastic changes at both state and local levels to create a larger dent in those reduction goals.
There have been some major wins along the way, such as a 7.2 % decrease in industrial emissions between 2005–2020! Strides ARE being made in each sector and we'll spotlight those in the coming weeks as well, so keep an eye out 🌱
— Prerana Narahari