The weather, currently.
Here comes the warmest day of the week. Nothing exceptional, but overall a decent day. The wake-up windchill for Wednesday morning is near -6°C. Expect sunny breaks through most of the morning, with some increasing clouds around lunchtime. Skies will then begin to clear late afternoon. The high 5°C with a light wind from the SE.
Wednesday night: Mainly clear and cold with a low of -6°C feeling closer to -10°C with windchill. —Anwar Knight
What you need to know, currently.
Happy International Women's Day! Today, we take time to celebrate and acknowledge the work of women fighting on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Women are leading transformative change in our communities around the globe.
As with almost all inequalities, gender inequality is exasperated by the climate crisis. A recent UN program revealed that 80 percent of those displaced by the climate crisis are female. Currently’s Zaria Howell wrote a story for 19th News about how natural disasters disproportionately affect women. Yessenia Funes wrote in Atmos about how trans women’s safety is put at a greater risk because of the climate emergency.
These are just a few examples of why women— particularly women from diverse and intersectional backgrounds— are essential in the climate fight. We need the perspectives of those most impacted by climate to lead us into a just and sustainable future.
Here are a few voices and stories to follow and support today.
- Stop Cambo highlights the voices of women climate leaders from around the world in this Twitter thread.
- Leah Thomas, the founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, writes about EcoFeminism in Teen Vogue.
- Green Peace highlights six African women shaping the conversation around climate.
- In this Twitter thread, Kimberly Nicholas pulls together an extensive list of women leading in the climate space.