Currently in Boston — June 7th, 2022

The weather, currently.

One more day of beautiful weather

We still need rain across the area and after one more gorgeous day for Tuesday we will get some wet weather. Temperatures overnight will fall into the 50s for a great night of sleeping. During Tuesday expect lots of sunshine and readings once again up near 80°F. There may be some clouds filtering into the sky before sunset, a forerunner of our next weather system.

Wednesday and Thursday look like mostly cloudy days with scattered showers and even a thunderstorm. The best chance for rain will be during Wednesday and the first part of Thursday. Most areas should see anywhere from a quarter to a half an inch of rain which will help with the drought. Sunny weather return for Friday the weekend still could be unsettled.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

It’s a big day for climate policy in America! For the first time, President Biden has declared climate change-related national emergencies.

President Biden called on the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate the production for clean energy, the White House announced Monday. Heat pumps, solar panel parts and equipment to make and use electricity-generated fuels building insulation and infrastructure for the power grid, are just a few things covered under DPA. All of which will work together to better regulate climate impacts in buildings.

The Biden administration wishes to increase solar energy to mitigate the effects of climate change. At the same time, it wants to use trade protectionism to avoid foreign competition and is pushing for things like solar panels to be produced in the United States.

So, the administration has ordered a two-year tariff exemption on solar panels imported from Southeast Asian countries to push Americans to consider green alternatives as energy as gas prices continue to rise.

Hopefully this federal support leads to more concrete steps to solve both the solar problem and in turn, the climate crisis.

— Aarohi Sheth