Currently in Denver — May 12th, 2022

60s and wind for Thursday, May 12th.

The weather, currently.

I’ve been talking about the temperature rollercoaster all this week. On Wednesday we reached the top of the hill, so to speak, with 80°F temperatures. On Thursday we see temperatures drop into the 60s, as well as wind. This is due to a storm system with a cold front that moves through the state on Thursday. We won't see rain with this system (unless you live in Steamboat Springs).

Here’s your Thursday forecast:

  1. Cool morning in the 40s and 50s.
  2. Afternoon high in the 60s.
  3. Wind in the afternoon.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Congress is making some halting moves to revive (at least parts?) of President Biden’s doomed Build Back Better plan through budget reconciliation. While passing any meaningful climate legislation before midterms is the country’s best chance at mitigating catastrophe, Democrats have struggled to get their act together.

Robinson Meyer, writing for The Atlantic, noted this week that during Nancy Pelosi’s talk at the Aspen Ideas festival “Susan Goldberg, recently the editor in chief of National Geographic, now a dean at Arizona State University, asked the speaker point-blank whether Democrats were going to pass climate legislation, and Pelosi all but shrugged.”

This new bipartisan push is being led by Senator Joe Manchin, whose vote killed the Build Back Better Act. According to NBC, some Democrats worry Manchin is simply stalling until Congress takes its August recess.

Tell your senators to pass climate legislation now.