Currently in Toronto — March 17, 2023
The weather, currently.
A soggy close to the week as another system pushes into the region tonight. It will be raining tomorrow morning, with a wake-up temperature near 3°C feeling just a little colder with the windchill. Periods of rain will continue through much of the day with 10-15mm expected. It will taper off late afternoon. It will be mild again too. This will be the second day in a row that we are above a seasonal with a high of 7°C.
Needless to say, with the rain and mild temperatures — the big melt is now underway. The wind will also be gusty at times with an SW flow 30-60km/h. The UV 1 or low.
Friday night. Cloudy periods with a risk of an isolated flurry and a low -2°C.
What you need to know, currently.
If you're wondering what you're looking at here, let us break it down for you.
📎 The percentages detailed in the map is a state-wise breakdown of the change in heat-trapping emissions. A negative percentage implies a decrease in emissions, while a positive percentage implies an increase. The greener the state, the higher the reduction in emissions. So that actually sounds good, right? We're seeing so much reduction across the board after all!
Well, not quite.
The United States committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, but at the current rate of reduction (i.e. 1% every year across the board) the country is not moving nearly fast enough to achieve this national target.
Top emitting sectors of electric power, transport, industry, and agriculture need to make some drastic changes at both state and local levels to create a larger dent in those reduction goals.
There have been some major wins along the way, such as a 7.2 % decrease in industrial emissions between 2005–2020! Strides ARE being made in each sector and we'll spotlight those in the coming weeks as well, so keep an eye out 🌱
— Prerana Narahari