Currently in Denver - August 29, 2022

The weather, currently.

Upper 80s and sunny skies for Monday, August 29th. 

Every once in awhile, there comes a forecast where I'm just going to level with you on what's going on with weather for the week. I have a feeling that the percent for precipitation in your seven day forecast is going to fluctuate every day, except Monday. Why? The models and I are having a disagreement right now and I see more moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico this week than I think is being brought into model data right now...(this is why meteorologists are needed in addition to computers because sometimes you just need to call shenanigans on model data. But I digress...)

Here's what you need to know about your weather for the start of the week:

1) For Monday: Expect sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80s.

2) Tuesday: I'm going with a 10% chance for precipitation and temperatures in the upper 80s or low 90s.

3) Wednesday: Here's where things get interesting. I see a higher chance of precipitation coming late Wednesday night into Thursday. So if you come across anything that says different, take things with a grain of salt. Highs in the upper 80s.

Monday's activity forecast:

-Walking, gardening, grilling: Monday is a great day to do any of these activities. The morning is wonderful for the outdoors. Stay cool in afternoon if you can.

-Active outdoor sports (running, cycling, flag football, etc...): I would get any exercising done in the morning if you can. Make sure you stay hydrated in the afternoon on Monday if you can if you are exercising because it will feel hot.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Climate change will not affect everyone equally — both domestically and internationally. Currently fellow Anna Abraham has a story up on how developing nations and small island states are working to bring Loss and Damage finance to the forefront of the conversation.

"In response to climate disasters, vulnerable communities rely on adaptation measures (eg. building flood defenses such as embankments) to survive; but these efforts can only go so far. Based on existing emission trends, climate change has dramatically increased the number of extreme weather events, making many disasters completely unavoidable. The social and fiscal impacts of these unavoidable events are referred to as 'loss and damage.'"

It is well established that countries in the Global South are disproportionately affected by climate change. The Global North is historically responsible for an excess of 92 percent of emissions. Countries in the South, including India and China, are still well within the boundary of their fair share of global emissions."

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