Currently in Boston — November 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

On November nor'easter tomorrow night.

It stayed in the '40s today in spite of all the sunshine with a brisk wind. Temperatures will fall into the 20s to lower 30s overnight under clear skies. This will be one of the colder nights we've seen so far if not the coldest in Boston. The storm system moves up the Atlantic seaboard Tuesday night into early Wednesday. There will be enough cold air in place at the start of the system that I mixed bag of precipitation will ensue. West of Route 495 and especially along the Route 2 corridor that could be a coating to a couple of inches of snow but anywhere else that sees a few flakes at the beginning will not see any accumulation. By morning temperatures will have risen well above freezing and top out in the 40s to lower 50s Wednesday afternoon as the rain comes to an end. It turns colder late this week.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

A COP27 of implementation?
First week at COP27: Loss and Damage Finance remained at the forefront while civil disobedience is limited.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Read Anna’s story summarizing the first week of the climate summit, the biggest issues at hand, and what work still needs to be done:

“COP27 must be remembered as the ‘Implementation COP’ — the one where we restore the grand bargain that is at the center of the Paris Agreement,” Sameh Shoukry, the minister of foreign affairs of Egypt, who was elected as the President of COP27, said at the opening ceremony of the global climate conference.

It cannot be yet another summit of promises or “blah blah blah” as Greta Thunberg once said. It needs to be one of action.

Held in Egypt’s seaside resort town, Sharm El-Sheikh, COP27 began on November 6 and will likely go on till November 19. From faulty wifi to overpriced food, the Egypt presidency has seemingly tried its best to make civil society participation as limited as possible. Even hotels are charging a “COP premium” demanding cash in hand during check-out.”

Anna will be on the ground all week, interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.

Click here to read the full article!

What you can do, currently.