The weather, currently.
What a weekend! We had record-breaking warmth on Saturday. I will highlight some of the stats at the end of this update.
We can expect more sunshine as we start the week. There will be bright skies and mild temperatures on Monday morning. The wake-up temperature is near 9°C. It will be windy again tomorrow with gusts 30-50km/h from the west. However, to the north in parts of cottage country, gusts of 70-80km/h will continue into Monday afternoon. There is a special advisory in place for Barrie, Grey Bruce and Parry Sound. Tomorrow, it will be sunny with some scattered cloud and a high of 13°C. The UV index will be 3 or moderate. As we push into late afternoon, the winds will begin to shift to a north-westerly flow. That means much cooler air will move in.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 2°C.
Temperature records update:
Saturday, Nov 5 2022
What you need to know, currently.
Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Read Anna’s pre-COP coverage about the conference's focus on climate finance, particularly loss and damage finance — or the financial reparations the Global North owes countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis:
“Losses and damages are mounting for communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, especially for the poorest who have contributed the least to the problem,” Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists said in a press conference.
“The success of COP27 depends crucially on the United States and other richer nations living up to their responsibilities to meaningfully address Loss and Damage, including delivering a clear near-term pathway for dedicated and ongoing funding.”
Some leaders are stepping up. Denmark, earlier this year, proposed funding $13.2 million to poorer nations for loss and damage. It is the first central government to do so, breaking away from the European Union consensus in the process. At COP26, Scotland pledged $2 million and the Wallonia region of Belgium earmarked $1 million for loss and damage.”
Anna will be on the ground all week interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.