The weather, currently.
We will end the week with a winter blast. There are in fact 2 systems that will work together to deliver significant snow in parts of southern Ontario. Scattered flurries will begin very early Friday morning with a wake up wind-chill of -8°C. The skies will remain cloudy for the day with accumulating snow beginning in the afternoon. Generally speaking around 5-7 cm likely for much of the GTA, but the Niagara region and especially eastern Ontario could see double that by Saturday afternoon. The high 1°C with a windchill of -2°C.
Friday night: Cloudy with isolated flurries and a low -4°C.
What you need to know, currently.
A new study found that redlining practices from 100 years ago have led to higher levels of air pollution today, according to reporting from The Guardian. Air pollution impacts health— worsening conditions such as asthma and cardiovascular disease.
This study illustrates the ongoing impacts of racist policies and why we currently need investment into communities that face environmental injustices.
In an interview with the Guardian, Julian Marshall, one of the studies authors said,
“Environmental inequalities are immediate and local, but they’re also systemic and long term,” said Marshall. “So that means the solutions also need to last longer than one presidential administration. We inherited this problem, but we need to act now to prevent it from continuing in the future.”The full story can be read here.