The weather, currently.
After a bright and cold Tuesday I have snow to talk about for tomorrow. Clouds will increase overnight tonight as temperatures fall back down into the upper 20s. Those clouds will thicken up during the morning on Wednesday and sometime in the early to mid afternoon begin to yield the first snowflakes. The snow will accumulate a coating to a slushy inch on some of the roads but may accumulate up to 3 in south of Boston on the grassy surfaces. March snow is harder to accumulate because the solar radiation is stronger even with cloud cover. The snow will come to an end Wednesday evening and set us up for a milder day on Thursday with sunshine. All the snow will be gone by the end of the afternoon if not earlier.
What you need to know, currently.
Happy International Women's Day! Today, we take time to celebrate and acknowledge the work of women fighting on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Women are leading transformative change in our communities around the globe.
As with almost all inequalities, gender inequality is exasperated by the climate crisis. A recent UN program revealed that 80 percent of those displaced by the climate crisis are female. Currently’s Zaria Howell wrote a story for 19th News about how natural disasters disproportionately affect women. Yessenia Funes wrote in Atmos about how trans women’s safety is put at a greater risk because of the climate emergency.
These are just a few examples of why women— particularly women from diverse and intersectional backgrounds— are essential in the climate fight. We need the perspectives of those most impacted by climate to lead us into a just and sustainable future.
Here are a few voices and stories to follow and support today.
- Stop Cambo highlights the voices of women climate leaders from around the world in this Twitter thread.
- Leah Thomas, the founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, writes about EcoFeminism in Teen Vogue.
- Green Peace highlights six African women shaping the conversation around climate. In this Twitter thread, Kimberly Nicholas pulls together an extensive list of women leading in the climate space.