Currently in Toronto — November 21st, 2022

A blustery cold day with afternoon flurries

The weather, currently.

What a wallop! Lake-effect snow bands have left recording-breaking amounts of snow in parts of Ontario and New York. There are still some snow squall watches in effect for traditional snowbelt areas, though conditions will improve through the evening. Wiarton has already seen over 65cm while parts of Western New York recorded triple that amount with nearly 200cm.

There are no major accumulations in the GTA, but we will see more flurries as we start the new work week. Expect some sunshine early Monday morning with a wake-up temperature near -2°C, but feeling like -8°C. Overall, there will be a mix of sun and cloud for the first half of the day and then flurries will develop in the afternoon. The high is 4°C, but dress for -1°C. It will be a blustery cold day, with gusts at 30-60km/h from the SW. Perhaps it is worth mentioning to be sure to have your snowbrush packed in the trunk and your washer fluid topped up.

Monday night: mainly clear with a low of -4°C, feeling like -9°C.

Anwar Knight

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COP27 adopts a loss and damage fund — but it’s not all good news
In a historic win for vulnerable countries, a loss and damage fund has been established at COP27.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, was in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, all week.

Read Anna’s story about the establishment of the loss and damage fund, a historic win for countries hit hardest by climate change:

“With the United Nations COP27 climate summit running late into the weekend, many were unhopeful for a substantive outcome from the climate talks. And while numerous commitments and pledges failed to impress, a certain victory is the establishment of a loss and damage fund.

The issue of loss and damage finance, to provide aid to vulnerable countries facing irreversible climate impacts, has been the most hotly debated topic since COP26 in Glasgow. The talks didn’t seem to be making much-needed progress, with the U.S. and China blocking the issue.

Wealthy nations have worked long and hard to avoid the issue of loss and damage.  John Kerry, the US climate envoy, said in previous public statements that ‘loss and damage’ is not the same as climate reparations. However, in quite a dramatic intervention, on Friday, the European Union agreed to finance a loss and damage fund putting pressure on the U.S. and China.”

Click here to read the full article!

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