Currently in Toronto — August 16th, 2022
The weather, currently.
Tuesday will bring a chance of showers. A slow-moving upper level low, sitting well south of the lower great lakes will help steer in some energy for the afternoon. However, Tuesday morning will start off under mainly sunny skies, with a wake-up temperature near 19°C. Some clouds will start to push in for the afternoon, bringing spotty showers. There is also a risk of an isolated thunderstorm, but many areas will remain dry tomorrow, seeing overall variable skies. The high is 27°C. The wind will be light from the East and 10-20km/h. The UV Index will be 7 or high.
Tuesday night: cloudy periods with a risk of an isolated shower and a low of 17°C.
What you need to know, currently.
Currently’s partnership coordinator, Meg Ruttan, published a piece in her local paper, insideWaterloo, about the transformational changes needed to address the climate crisis. She writes about the importance of recognizing the crisis’ roots in colonialism, white supremacy and fascism and how to best work towards a sustainable—and equitable—future.
“The transformational change required to face the climate crisis means that this civilization—the institutions evoked when we gesture towards civilization—cannot be saved if we are to take the climate crisis on in earnest and the civilization we need may not be recognizable to anyone who has benefited from it” Ruttan writes. “Climate change is a symptom of centuries of extraction and genocidal colonialism and a simple technological shift will not save us. We must take up the values of climate justice or we will fail. We must build the new world out of the shell of the old.”