Currently in Boston — November 7th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Unseasonably warm weather for one more day

Temperatures will stay in the 60s tonight with a lot of cloud cover. On Monday there might be a little shower otherwise and for a lot of cloud cover and some humidity with temperatures in the 70s. A cold front comes sweeping through  Monday night. It will be back in the 40s Tuesday and only reach the lower 50s in the afternoon. Wednesday starts even colder with many areas below freezing. Look for plenty of sunshine Wednesday afternoon and highs only in the lower 50s as a return to November arrives. It will be a moderating trend towards the end of the week with perhaps some rain.

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What you need to know, currently.

COP27: It’s all about the money
Climate finance will be the most important issue on the table at COP27.

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

Read Anna’s pre-COP coverage about the conference's focus on climate finance, particularly loss and damage finance — or the financial reparations the Global North owes countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis:

“Losses and damages are mounting for communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, especially for the poorest who have contributed the least to the problem,” Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists said in a press conference.

“The success of COP27 depends crucially on the United States and other richer nations living up to their responsibilities to meaningfully address Loss and Damage, including delivering a clear near-term pathway for dedicated and ongoing funding.”

Some leaders are stepping up. Denmark, earlier this year, proposed funding $13.2 million to poorer nations for loss and damage. It is the first central government to do so, breaking away from the European Union consensus in the process. At COP26, Scotland pledged $2 million and the Wallonia region of Belgium earmarked $1 million for loss and damage.”

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.