Currently in Toronto — August 25th, 2022
Dare I say it? Tomorrow marks four months until Christmas! Don't worry we still have lots of summer weather ahead. A weak ridge of high pressure will slowly drift south east of the lower lakes tomorrow. Expect mainly sunny conditions for Thursday morning with a wake-up temperature near 17°C. Like today, some afternoon clouds will move in with the approach of a cold front from the north, setting up a mix of sun and cloud with some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms possible for Thursday afternoon. The best chance for this though will be in the evening. The high will be 26°C, but it will seem closer to 31°C with the humidex. The seasonal norm, by the way, is 24°C.
The wind will be light from the NW and the UV Index will be 8 or very high
Thursday Night: Cloudy with showers and light rain, the low 18°C.
What you need to know, currently.
A new study published in elife looks at which mammals are most likely to hold up in the face of climate change. Ecological disruption has already caused vast upheaval in the natural world and a report from the World Wildlife Foundation found that sixty percent of wildlife had been lost between 1970 and 2014. Much of this is due to habitat loss, but climate change will only exacerbate the problem.
The study in elife found that animals with extended life spans and low birth rates are more able to adapt to extreme weather. Elephants, tigers, chimps, llamas, and American bison are all predicted to fare better than species such as the Arctic fox, the common shrew, the stout, and the Tundra vole.