Currently in Toronto — August 30th, 2022

Remaining humid with a chance of thunderstorms

The weather, currently.

One more very humid day before we get relief. The active weather this evening was all part of a warm front pushing into the lower great lakes, but it is tomorrow's cold front that will bring another round of scattered thunderstorms. Tuesday morning will start under mainly cloudy skies, with a chance of some showers and a thunderstorm. This is all in advance of the front and it will not be widespread. Clouds will dominate through the day with an increasing chance of some showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. The timing is between 2-6pm in general. The high is 25°C, feeling like 32°C. The wind will be light overall, a SW flow of 15-30km/h and the UV index will be 6 or high.

Tuesday night: with the passage of the cold front, cooler and drier air moves in. It will mainly be clear with a low of 16°C.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

Greenland’s melting ice sheet will raise sea levels by almost one foot by 2100, according to a study published in the Journal Nature Climate Change.

The findings show that the melting is caused by human-induced climate change. 3.3 percent of the ice sheet, which is about 110 trillion metric tons of ice, will melt no matter how quickly the world ends carbon emissions. This melting event will prompt about 10 inches of sea level rise by the end of the century.

A changing climate, due to the burning of fossil fuels, has led to glacial retreat around the world.

The study’s prediction of a minimum of 10 inches of sea level rise is more than twice as much as researchers previously predicted of the world’s second largest ice sheet.

—Aarohi Sheth