The weather, currently.
Friday will push us into a hot weekend. For the 4th day in a row we will be above seasonal. There will be a few fog patches in parts of the GTA early morning tomorrow but otherwise bright skies. The wake-up temperature near 16°C. You will notice an increase in humidity over the next couple of days. The forecast high 27°C, which will seem like 32°C with the humidex. There will be a light wind from the SE, and the UV index will be 7 or high. The seasonal norms are 22°C and 13°C.
Friday Night: mainly clear with a low of 19°C.
What you need to know, currently.
Queen Elizabeth II died today and our founder, Eric Holthaus, wrote a piece on the ways climate reparations might be the best way to deal with her legacy.
"Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died on Thursday.
Elizabeth’s legacy will be many things, but perhaps the most consequential trend she presided over is the steady escalation of climate emergency — and the cumulative harm of climate colonialism that the monarchy bears responsibility for.
In 2020, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the impact of climate change had been magnified in formerly colonized countries in the Caribbean and southwest Indian Oceans. The researchers found that colonization degraded soils, removed forests, and erased eons of traditional knowledge that previously enabled people to coexist with extreme weather. In some cases, the researchers concluded, colonialism was directly responsible for 'irreversible ecological shifts.'
It’s impossible to fathom, much less calculate, the consequences of British Imperialism on the planet as a whole."
What you can do, currently.